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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:17:20 -0700
From:   Greg Hackmann <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Greg Hackmann <>
Cc:, Laura Abbott <>,
        Sumit Semwal <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: android: ion: fix ION_IOC_{MAP,SHARE}

On 08/31/2018 01:12 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 01:06:27PM -0700, Greg Hackmann wrote:
>> The ION_IOC_{MAP,SHARE} ioctls drop and reacquire client->lock several
>> times while operating on one of the client's ion_handles.  This creates
>> windows where userspace can call ION_IOC_FREE on the same client with
>> the same handle, and effectively make the kernel drop its own reference.
>> For example:
>> - thread A: ION_IOC_ALLOC creates an ion_handle with refcount 1
>> - thread A: starts ION_IOC_MAP and increments the refcount to 2
>> - thread B: ION_IOC_FREE decrements the refcount to 1
>> - thread B: ION_IOC_FREE decrements the refcount to 0 and frees the
>>             handle
>> - thread A: continues ION_IOC_MAP with a dangling ion_handle * to
>>             freed memory
>> Fix this by holding client->lock for the duration of
>> ION_IOC_{MAP,SHARE}, preventing the concurrent ION_IOC_FREE.  Also
>> remove ion_handle_get_by_id(), since there's literally no way to use it
>> safely.
>> This patch is applied on top of 4.9.y.  Kernels 4.12 and later are
>> unaffected, since all the underlying ion_handle infrastructure has been
>> ripped out.
> Does 4.4.y or older also need this?  If so, can you send backports, as
> this one does not apply there.
> thanks,
> greg k-h

Yes, 4.4.y and older will need this.  If there are no objections to this
patch, I'll send backports ASAP.

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