KEYS: Make the keyring cycle detector ignore other keyrings of the same name

This fixes CVE-2014-0102.

The following command sequence produces an oops:

	keyctl new_session
	i=`keyctl newring _ses @s`
	keyctl link @s $i

The problem is that search_nested_keyrings() sees two keyrings that have
matching type and description, so keyring_compare_object() returns true.
s_n_k() then passes the key to the iterator function -
keyring_detect_cycle_iterator() - which *should* check to see whether this is
the keyring of interest, not just one with the same name.

Because assoc_array_find() will return one and only one match, I assumed that
the iterator function would only see an exact match or never be called - but
the iterator isn't only called from assoc_array_find()...

The oops looks something like this:

	kernel BUG at /data/fs/linux-2.6-fscache/security/keys/keyring.c:1003!
	invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
	RIP: keyring_detect_cycle_iterator+0xe/0x1f
	Call Trace:

The fix is to make keyring_detect_cycle_iterator() check that the key it
has is the key it was actually looking for rather than calling BUG_ON().

A testcase has been included in the keyutils testsuite for this:

Reported-by: Tommi Rantala <>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
Acked-by: James Morris <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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