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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 /fs/binfmt_elf.c
parent86a264abe542cfececb4df129bc45a0338d8cdb9 (diff)
downloadconfigs-c69e8d9c01db2adc503464993c358901c9af9de4.tar.gz
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 'fs/binfmt_elf.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/binfmt_elf.c8
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/binfmt_elf.c b/fs/binfmt_elf.c
index 0e665561316..9142ff5dc8e 100644
--- a/fs/binfmt_elf.c
+++ b/fs/binfmt_elf.c
@@ -1361,6 +1361,7 @@ static void fill_prstatus(struct elf_prstatus *prstatus,
static int fill_psinfo(struct elf_prpsinfo *psinfo, struct task_struct *p,
struct mm_struct *mm)
{
+ const struct cred *cred;
unsigned int i, len;
/* first copy the parameters from user space */
@@ -1388,8 +1389,11 @@ static int fill_psinfo(struct elf_prpsinfo *psinfo, struct task_struct *p,
psinfo->pr_zomb = psinfo->pr_sname == 'Z';
psinfo->pr_nice = task_nice(p);
psinfo->pr_flag = p->flags;
- SET_UID(psinfo->pr_uid, p->cred->uid);
- SET_GID(psinfo->pr_gid, p->cred->gid);
+ rcu_read_lock();
+ cred = __task_cred(p);
+ SET_UID(psinfo->pr_uid, cred->uid);
+ SET_GID(psinfo->pr_gid, cred->gid);
+ rcu_read_unlock();
strncpy(psinfo->pr_fname, p->comm, sizeof(psinfo->pr_fname));
return 0;