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Date:	Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:50:26 +0200
From:	Jiri Slaby <>
	Konstantin Khlebnikov <>,
	Sasha Levin <>,
	Jason Baron <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Jiri Slaby <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.12 005/181] epoll: fix use-after-free in eventpoll_release_file

From: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>

3.12-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit ebe06187bf2aec10d537ce4595e416035367d703 upstream.

This fixes use-after-free of epi-> inside list loop macro.
This loop actually releases elements in the body.  The list is
rcu-protected but here we cannot hold rcu_read_lock because we need to
lock mutex inside.

The obvious solution is to use list_for_each_entry_safe().  RCU-ness
isn't essential because nobody can change this list under us, it's final
fput for this file.

The bug was introduced by ae10b2b4eb01 ("epoll: optimize EPOLL_CTL_DEL
using rcu")

Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Reported-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <>
Cc: Stable <> # 3.13+
Cc: Sasha Levin <>
Cc: Jason Baron <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <>
 fs/eventpoll.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/eventpoll.c b/fs/eventpoll.c
index d76c9744c774..55ebb8886014 100644
--- a/fs/eventpoll.c
+++ b/fs/eventpoll.c
@@ -910,7 +910,7 @@ static const struct file_operations eventpoll_fops = {
 void eventpoll_release_file(struct file *file)
 	struct eventpoll *ep;
-	struct epitem *epi;
+	struct epitem *epi, *next;
 	 * We don't want to get "file->f_lock" because it is not
@@ -926,7 +926,7 @@ void eventpoll_release_file(struct file *file)
 	 * Besides, ep_remove() acquires the lock, so we can't hold it here.
-	list_for_each_entry_rcu(epi, &file->f_ep_links, fllink) {
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(epi, next, &file->f_ep_links, fllink) {
 		ep = epi->ep;
 		mutex_lock_nested(&ep->mtx, 0);
 		ep_remove(ep, epi);

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