[ 10/71] sched/fair: Fix small race where child->se.parent,cfs_rq might point to invalid ones

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sun Sep 29 2013 - 15:47:20 EST

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


From: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 6c9a27f5da9609fca46cb2b183724531b48f71ad upstream.

There is a small race between copy_process() and cgroup_attach_task()
where child->se.parent,cfs_rq points to invalid (old) ones.

parent doing fork() | someone moving the parent to another cgroup
+ dup_task_struct()
-> parent->se is copied to child->se.
se.parent,cfs_rq of them point to old ones.

+ cgroup_task_migrate()
-> parent->cgroup is updated.
+ cpu_cgroup_attach()
+ sched_move_task()
+ task_move_group_fair()
+- set_task_rq()
-> se.parent,cfs_rq of parent
are updated.

+ cgroup_fork()
-> parent->cgroup is copied to child->cgroup. (*1)
+ sched_fork()
+ task_fork_fair()
-> se.parent,cfs_rq of child are accessed
while they point to old ones. (*2)

In the worst case, this bug can lead to "use-after-free" and cause a panic,
because it's new cgroup's refcount that is incremented at (*1),
so the old cgroup(and related data) can be freed before (*2).

In fact, a panic caused by this bug was originally caught in RHEL6.4.

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
IP: [<ffffffff81051e3e>] sched_slice+0x6e/0xa0
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff81051f25>] place_entity+0x75/0xa0
[<ffffffff81056a3a>] task_fork_fair+0xaa/0x160
[<ffffffff81063c0b>] sched_fork+0x6b/0x140
[<ffffffff8106c3c2>] copy_process+0x5b2/0x1450
[<ffffffff81063b49>] ? wake_up_new_task+0xd9/0x130
[<ffffffff8106d2f4>] do_fork+0x94/0x460
[<ffffffff81072a9e>] ? sys_wait4+0xae/0x100
[<ffffffff81009598>] sys_clone+0x28/0x30
[<ffffffff8100b393>] stub_clone+0x13/0x20
[<ffffffff8100b072>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Signed-off-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/039601ceae06$733d3130$59b79390$@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/sched/fair.c | 14 +++++++++-----
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -5818,11 +5818,15 @@ static void task_fork_fair(struct task_s
cfs_rq = task_cfs_rq(current);
curr = cfs_rq->curr;

- if (unlikely(task_cpu(p) != this_cpu)) {
- rcu_read_lock();
- __set_task_cpu(p, this_cpu);
- rcu_read_unlock();
- }
+ /*
+ * Not only the cpu but also the task_group of the parent might have
+ * been changed after parent->se.parent,cfs_rq were copied to
+ * child->se.parent,cfs_rq. So call __set_task_cpu() to make those
+ * of child point to valid ones.
+ */
+ rcu_read_lock();
+ __set_task_cpu(p, this_cpu);
+ rcu_read_unlock();


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