[PATCH 80/88] vfs: fix pipe counter breakage

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Mar 14 10:36:13 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Al Viro <viro at ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

commit a930d8790552658140d7d0d2e316af4f0d76a512 upstream.

If you open a pipe for neither read nor write, the pipe code will not
add any usage counters to the pipe, causing the 'struct pipe_inode_info"
to be potentially released early.

That doesn't normally matter, since you cannot actually use the pipe,
but the pipe release code - particularly fasync handling - still expects
the actual pipe infrastructure to all be there.  And rather than adding
NULL pointer checks, let's just disallow this case, the same way we
already do for the named pipe ("fifo") case.

This is ancient going back to pre-2.4 days, and until trinity, nobody
naver noticed.

Reported-by: Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 fs/pipe.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/pipe.c b/fs/pipe.c
index 49c1065..b342faa 100644
--- a/fs/pipe.c
+++ b/fs/pipe.c
@@ -863,6 +863,9 @@ pipe_rdwr_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
 	int ret = -ENOENT;
+	if (!(filp->f_mode & (FMODE_READ|FMODE_WRITE)))
+		return -EINVAL;
 	if (inode->i_pipe) {

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