[PATCH] KEYS: fix cred refcount leak in request_key_auth_new()

Eric Biggers ebiggers3 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 20:37:43 UTC 2017

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 04:46:08PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Eric Biggers <ebiggers3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In request_key_auth_new(), if alloc_key() or key_instantiate_and_link()
> > were to fail, we would leak a reference to the 'struct cred'.  Currently
> > this can only happen if alloc_key() fails to to allocate memory.  But it
> > still should be fixed, as it is a more severe bug waiting to happen.
> It might be better to combine request_key_auth_destroy() and the error path
> that you're altering in request_key_auth_new() by pulling it into a separate
> function.
> David

Agreed, I'll do that.

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