Commit 3134f37e authored by Jeff Layton's avatar Jeff Layton Committed by Al Viro

vfs: don't let do_last pass negative dentry to audit_inode

I can reliably reproduce the following panic by simply setting an audit
rule on a recent 3.5.0+ kernel:

 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000040
 IP: [<ffffffff810d1250>] audit_copy_inode+0x10/0x90
 PGD 7acd9067 PUD 7b8fb067 PMD 0
 Oops: 0000 [#86] SMP
 Modules linked in: nfs nfs_acl auth_rpcgss fscache lockd sunrpc tpm_bios btrfs zlib_deflate libcrc32c kvm_amd kvm joydev virtio_net pcspkr i2c_piix4 floppy virtio_balloon microcode virtio_blk cirrus drm_kms_helper ttm drm i2c_core [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
 CPU 0
 Pid: 1286, comm: abrt-dump-oops Tainted: G      D      3.5.0+ #1 Bochs Bochs
 RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff810d1250>]  [<ffffffff810d1250>] audit_copy_inode+0x10/0x90
 RSP: 0018:ffff88007aebfc38  EFLAGS: 00010282
 RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff88003692d860 RCX: 00000000000038c4
 RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff88006baf5d80 RDI: ffff88003692d860
 RBP: ffff88007aebfc68 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
 R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000001 R12: 0000000000000000
 R13: ffff880036d30f00 R14: ffff88006baf5d80 R15: ffff88003692d800
 FS:  00007f7562634740(0000) GS:ffff88007fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
 CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
 CR2: 0000000000000040 CR3: 000000003643d000 CR4: 00000000000006f0
 DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
 DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
 Process abrt-dump-oops (pid: 1286, threadinfo ffff88007aebe000, task ffff880079614530)
  ffff88007aebfdf8 ffff88007aebff28 ffff88007aebfc98 ffffffff81211358
  ffff88003692d860 0000000000000000 ffff88007aebfcc8 ffffffff810d4968
  ffff88007aebfcc8 ffff8800000038c4 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff81211358>] ? ext4_lookup+0xe8/0x160
  [<ffffffff810d4968>] __audit_inode+0x118/0x2d0
  [<ffffffff811955a9>] do_last+0x999/0xe80
  [<ffffffff81191fe8>] ? inode_permission+0x18/0x50
  [<ffffffff81171efa>] ? kmem_cache_alloc_trace+0x11a/0x130
  [<ffffffff81195b4a>] path_openat+0xba/0x420
  [<ffffffff81196111>] do_filp_open+0x41/0xa0
  [<ffffffff811a24bd>] ? alloc_fd+0x4d/0x120
  [<ffffffff811855cd>] do_sys_open+0xed/0x1c0
  [<ffffffff810d40cc>] ? __audit_syscall_entry+0xcc/0x300
  [<ffffffff811856c1>] sys_open+0x21/0x30
  [<ffffffff81611ca9>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
  RSP <ffff88007aebfc38>
 CR2: 0000000000000040

The problem is that do_last is passing a negative dentry to audit_inode.
The comments on lookup_open note that it can pass back a negative dentry
if O_CREAT is not set.

This patch fixes the oops, but I'm not clear on whether there's a better

Cc: Miklos Szeredi <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Layton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent 0b5306b3
......@@ -2608,9 +2608,10 @@ retry_lookup:
* It already exists.
* create/update audit record if it already exists.
audit_inode(pathname, path->dentry);
if (path->dentry->d_inode)
audit_inode(pathname, path->dentry);
* If atomic_open() acquired write access it is dropped now due to
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