Commit 5efc2443 authored by Mateusz Guzik's avatar Mateusz Guzik Committed by Paul Moore

audit: fix exe_file access in audit_exe_compare

Prior to the change the function would blindly deference mm, exe_file
and exe_file->f_inode, each of which could have been NULL or freed.

Use get_task_exe_file to safely obtain stable exe_file.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMateusz Guzik <>
Acked-by: default avatarKonstantin Khlebnikov <>
Acked-by: default avatarRichard Guy Briggs <>
Cc: <> # 4.3.x
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Moore <>
parent cd81a917
......@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
* Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
#include <linux/file.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <linux/audit.h>
#include <linux/kthread.h>
......@@ -544,10 +545,11 @@ int audit_exe_compare(struct task_struct *tsk, struct audit_fsnotify_mark *mark)
unsigned long ino;
dev_t dev;
exe_file = rcu_dereference(tsk->mm->exe_file);
exe_file = get_task_exe_file(tsk);
if (!exe_file)
return 0;
ino = exe_file->f_inode->i_ino;
dev = exe_file->f_inode->i_sb->s_dev;
return audit_mark_compare(mark, ino, dev);
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