Commit 13f0feaf authored by Oleg Nesterov's avatar Oleg Nesterov Committed by James Morris
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mm_for_maps: simplify, use ptrace_may_access()

It would be nice to kill __ptrace_may_access(). It requires task_lock(),
but this lock is only needed to read mm->flags in the middle.

Convert mm_for_maps() to use ptrace_may_access(), this also simplifies
the code a little bit.

Also, we do not need to take ->mmap_sem in advance. In fact I think
mm_for_maps() should not play with ->mmap_sem at all, the caller should
take this lock.

With or without this patch, without ->cred_guard_mutex held we can race
with exec() and get the new ->mm but check old creds.
Signed-off-by: default avatarOleg Nesterov <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Morris <>
parent f4b9a988
......@@ -237,20 +237,19 @@ struct mm_struct *mm_for_maps(struct task_struct *task)
struct mm_struct *mm = get_task_mm(task);
if (!mm)
return NULL;
if (mm != current->mm) {
* task->mm can be changed before security check,
* in that case we must notice the change after.
if (!ptrace_may_access(task, PTRACE_MODE_READ) ||
mm != task->mm) {
return NULL;
if (task->mm != mm)
goto out;
if (task->mm != current->mm &&
__ptrace_may_access(task, PTRACE_MODE_READ) < 0)
goto out;
return mm;
return NULL;
static int proc_pid_cmdline(struct task_struct *task, char * buffer)
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