posix-timers: Fix stack info leak in timer_create()

commit 6891c4509c792209c44ced55a60f13954cb50ef4 upstream.

If userland creates a timer without specifying a sigevent info, we'll
create one ourself, using a stack local variable. Particularly will we
use the timer ID as sival_int. But as sigev_value is a union containing
a pointer and an int, that assignment will only partially initialize
sigev_value on systems where the size of a pointer is bigger than the
size of an int. On such systems we'll copy the uninitialized stack bytes
from the timer_create() call to userland when the timer actually fires
and we're going to deliver the signal.

Initialize sigev_value with 0 to plug the stack info leak.

Found in the PaX patch, written by the PaX Team.

Fixes: 5a9fa7307285 ("posix-timers: kill ->it_sigev_signo and...")
Signed-off-by: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Brad Spengler <spender@grsecurity.net>
Cc: PaX Team <pageexec@freemail.hu>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1412456799-32339-1-git-send-email-minipli@googlemail.com
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2: adjust filename]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
(cherry picked from commit 3cd3a349aa3519b88d29845c0bc36bcbae158e93)

Signed-off-by: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Bader <stefan.bader@canonical.com>
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