tty: Fix ->session locking
commit c8bcd9c5be24fb9e6132e97da5a35e55a83e36b9 upstream.
Currently, locking of ->session is very inconsistent; most places
protect it using the legacy tty mutex, but disassociate_ctty(),
__do_SAK(), tiocspgrp() and tiocgsid() don't.
Two of the writers hold the ctrl_lock (because they already need it for
->pgrp), but __proc_set_tty() doesn't do that yet.
On a PREEMPT=y system, an unprivileged user can theoretically abuse
this broken locking to read 4 bytes of freed memory via TIOCGSID if
tiocgsid() is preempted long enough at the right point. (Other things
might also go wrong, especially if root-only ioctls are involved; I'm
not sure about that.)
Change the locking on ->session such that:
- tty_lock() is held by all writers: By making disassociate_ctty()
hold it. This should be fine because the same lock can already be
taken through the call to tty_vhangup_session().
The tricky part is that we need to shorten the area covered by
siglock to be able to take tty_lock() without ugly retry logic; as
far as I can tell, this should be fine, since nothing in the
signal_struct is touched in the `if (tty)` branch.
- ctrl_lock is held by all writers: By changing __proc_set_tty() to
hold the lock a little longer.
- All readers that aren't holding tty_lock() hold ctrl_lock: By
adding locking to tiocgsid() and __do_SAK(), and expanding the area
covered by ctrl_lock in tiocspgrp().
Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <email@example.com>
Reviewed-by: Jiri Slaby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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