path: root/kernel/futex_compat.c
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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2008-11-14 10:39:19 +1100
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2008-11-14 10:39:19 +1100
commitc69e8d9c01db2adc503464993c358901c9af9de4 (patch)
treebed94aaa9aeb7a7834d1c880f72b62a11a752c78 /kernel/futex_compat.c
parent86a264abe542cfececb4df129bc45a0338d8cdb9 (diff)
CRED: Use RCU to access another task's creds and to release a task's own creds
Use RCU to access another task's creds and to release a task's own creds. This means that it will be possible for the credentials of a task to be replaced without another task (a) requiring a full lock to read them, and (b) seeing deallocated memory. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/futex_compat.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/futex_compat.c b/kernel/futex_compat.c
index 2c3fd5ed34f..d607a5b9ee2 100644
--- a/kernel/futex_compat.c
+++ b/kernel/futex_compat.c
@@ -135,7 +135,7 @@ compat_sys_get_robust_list(int pid, compat_uptr_t __user *head_ptr,
struct compat_robust_list_head __user *head;
unsigned long ret;
- uid_t euid = current_euid();
+ const struct cred *cred = current_cred(), *pcred;
if (!futex_cmpxchg_enabled)
return -ENOSYS;
@@ -151,8 +151,9 @@ compat_sys_get_robust_list(int pid, compat_uptr_t __user *head_ptr,
if (!p)
goto err_unlock;
ret = -EPERM;
- if (euid != p->cred->euid &&
- euid != p->cred->uid &&
+ pcred = __task_cred(p);
+ if (cred->euid != pcred->euid &&
+ cred->euid != pcred->uid &&
goto err_unlock;
head = p->compat_robust_list;