Revert "exec: avoid RLIMIT_STACK races with prlimit()"

This change “Revert “exec: avoid RLIMIT_STACK races with prlimit()”” (commit 779f4e1) in Linux kernel is authored by Kees Cook <keescook [at] chromium.org> on Tue Dec 12 11:28:38 2017 -0800.

Description of "Revert "exec: avoid RLIMIT_STACK races with prlimit()""

The change “Revert “exec: avoid RLIMIT_STACK races with prlimit()”” introduces changes as follows.

Revert "exec: avoid RLIMIT_STACK races with prlimit()"

This reverts commit 04e35f4495dd560db30c25efca4eecae8ec8c375.

SELinux runs with secureexec for all non-"noatsecure" domain transitions,
which means lots of processes end up hitting the stack hard-limit change
that was introduced in order to fix a race with prlimit(). That race fix
will need to be redesigned.

Reported-by: Laura Abbott <labbott@redhat.com>
Reported-by: Tomáš Trnka <trnka@scm.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

Linux kernel releases containing commit 779f4e1

The Linux kernel releases containing this commit are as follows.

Linux kernel code changes from "Revert "exec: avoid RLIMIT_STACK races with prlimit()""

There are 7 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 fs/exec.c | 7 +------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 6 deletions(-)
 
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 156f56acfe8e..5688b5e1b937 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -1339,15 +1339,10 @@ void setup_new_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
 		 * avoid bad behavior from the prior rlimits. This has to
 		 * happen before arch_pick_mmap_layout(), which examines
 		 * RLIMIT_STACK, but after the point of no return to avoid
-		 * races from other threads changing the limits. This also
-		 * must be protected from races with prlimit() calls.
+		 * needing to clean up the change on failure.
 		 */
-		task_lock(current->group_leader);
 		if (current->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_STACK].rlim_cur > _STK_LIM)
 			current->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_STACK].rlim_cur = _STK_LIM;
-		if (current->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_STACK].rlim_max > _STK_LIM)
-			current->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_STACK].rlim_max = _STK_LIM;
-		task_unlock(current->group_leader);
 	}
 
 	arch_pick_mmap_layout(current->mm);

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 779f4e1 (patch).

Last modified: 2020/02/09