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authorLuis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org>2017-02-10 14:06:22 -0800
committerJessica Yu <jeyu@redhat.com>2017-02-21 12:34:38 -0800
commita5544880aff90baf1bd4443ac7ff65182213ffcd (patch)
tree888bfbcbfa64ab2a9b98c45734431cec26b8588c /kernel/module.c
parent5ff22646d246e23bf8056c63bed6aaf9fd22ed12 (diff)
module: fix memory leak on early load_module() failures
While looking for early possible module loading failures I was able to reproduce a memory leak possible with kmemleak. There are a few rare ways to trigger a failure: o we've run into a failure while processing kernel parameters (parse_args() returns an error) o mod_sysfs_setup() fails o we're a live patch module and copy_module_elf() fails Chances of running into this issue is really low. kmemleak splat: unreferenced object 0xffff9f2c4ada1b00 (size 32): comm "kworker/u16:4", pid 82, jiffies 4294897636 (age 681.816s) hex dump (first 32 bytes): 6d 65 6d 73 74 69 63 6b 30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 memstick0....... 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................ backtrace: [<ffffffff8c6cfeba>] kmemleak_alloc+0x4a/0xa0 [<ffffffff8c200046>] __kmalloc_track_caller+0x126/0x230 [<ffffffff8c1bc581>] kstrdup+0x31/0x60 [<ffffffff8c1bc5d4>] kstrdup_const+0x24/0x30 [<ffffffff8c3c23aa>] kvasprintf_const+0x7a/0x90 [<ffffffff8c3b5481>] kobject_set_name_vargs+0x21/0x90 [<ffffffff8c4fbdd7>] dev_set_name+0x47/0x50 [<ffffffffc07819e5>] memstick_check+0x95/0x33c [memstick] [<ffffffff8c09c893>] process_one_work+0x1f3/0x4b0 [<ffffffff8c09cb98>] worker_thread+0x48/0x4e0 [<ffffffff8c0a2b79>] kthread+0xc9/0xe0 [<ffffffff8c6dab5f>] ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x40 [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v2.6.30 Fixes: e180a6b7759a ("param: fix charp parameters set via sysfs") Reviewed-by: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz> Reviewed-by: Aaron Tomlin <atomlin@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jessica Yu <jeyu@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/module.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 32d0d32abbf6..14da88b5d0fb 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -3724,6 +3724,7 @@ static int load_module(struct load_info *info, const char __user *uargs,
mod->state = MODULE_STATE_GOING;
+ destroy_params(mod->kp, mod->num_kp);

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