[PATCH 3/5] UBUNTU: SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix cap audit_caching preemption disabling

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Nov 10 18:29:11 UTC 2009

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/479102

SRU Justification: Failing to put_cpu_var means that kernel preemption is
disabled for the task. This will affect all confined processes that try
to audit a capability message (so an process that has capability violation
or is in learning mode and would have a capability violation).

The auditing code of capabilities, has a simple cache to reduce capability
messages flooding the audit logs.  Checking and updating the cache
disables kernel preemption.  One potential exit path does not properly
put the per cpu var, thus not reenabling preemption.

Signed-off-by: John Johansen <john.johansen at canonical.com>
 ubuntu/apparmor/capability.c |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ubuntu/apparmor/capability.c b/ubuntu/apparmor/capability.c
index 65b91cf..5bb2eca 100644
--- a/ubuntu/apparmor/capability.c
+++ b/ubuntu/apparmor/capability.c
@@ -72,6 +72,7 @@ static int aa_audit_caps(struct aa_profile *profile, struct aa_audit_caps *sa)
 	/* Do simple duplicate message elimination */
 	ent = &get_cpu_var(audit_cache);
 	if (sa->base.task == ent->task && cap_raised(ent->caps, sa->cap)) {
+		put_cpu_var(audit_cache);
 		if (PROFILE_COMPLAIN(profile))
 			return 0;
 		return sa->base.error;

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