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[PATCH 4.4 41/45] SUNRPC: fix refcounting problems with auth_gss messages.

4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: NeilBrown <neilb@xxxxxxxx>

commit 1cded9d2974fe4fe339fc0ccd6638b80d465ab2c upstream.

There are two problems with refcounting of auth_gss messages.

First, the reference on the pipe->pipe list (taken by a call
to rpc_queue_upcall()) is not counted.  It seems to be
assumed that a message in pipe->pipe will always also be in
pipe->in_downcall, where it is correctly reference counted.

However there is no guaranty of this.  I have a report of a
NULL dereferences in rpc_pipe_read() which suggests a msg
that has been freed is still on the pipe->pipe list.

One way I imagine this might happen is:
- message is queued for uid=U and auth->service=S1
- rpc.gssd reads this message and starts processing.
  This removes the message from pipe->pipe
- message is queued for uid=U and auth->service=S2
- rpc.gssd replies to the first message. gss_pipe_downcall()
  calls __gss_find_upcall(pipe, U, NULL) and it finds the
  *second* message, as new messages are placed at the head
  of ->in_downcall, and the service type is not checked.
- This second message is removed from ->in_downcall and freed
  by gss_release_msg() (even though it is still on pipe->pipe)
- rpc.gssd tries to read another message, and dereferences a pointer
  to this message that has just been freed.

I fix this by incrementing the reference count before calling
rpc_queue_upcall(), and decrementing it if that fails, or normally in

It seems strange that the reply doesn't target the message more
precisely, but I don't know all the details.  In any case, I think the
reference counting irregularity became a measureable bug when the
extra arg was added to __gss_find_upcall(), hence the Fixes: line

The second problem is that if rpc_queue_upcall() fails, the new
message is not freed. gss_alloc_msg() set the ->count to 1,
gss_add_msg() increments this to 2, gss_unhash_msg() decrements to 1,
then the pointer is discarded so the memory never gets freed.

Fixes: 9130b8dbc6ac ("SUNRPC: allow for upcalls for same uid but different gss service")
Link: https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1011250
Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sumit Semwal <sumit.semwal@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

 net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c |    7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/auth_gss/auth_gss.c
@@ -541,9 +541,13 @@ gss_setup_upcall(struct gss_auth *gss_au
 		return gss_new;
 	gss_msg = gss_add_msg(gss_new);
 	if (gss_msg == gss_new) {
-		int res = rpc_queue_upcall(gss_new->pipe, &gss_new->msg);
+		int res;
+		atomic_inc(&gss_msg->count);
+		res = rpc_queue_upcall(gss_new->pipe, &gss_new->msg);
 		if (res) {
+			atomic_dec(&gss_msg->count);
+			gss_release_msg(gss_new);
 			gss_msg = ERR_PTR(res);
 	} else
@@ -836,6 +840,7 @@ gss_pipe_destroy_msg(struct rpc_pipe_msg
+	gss_release_msg(gss_msg);
 static void gss_pipe_dentry_destroy(struct dentry *dir,