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Date:   Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:32:44 -0400
From:   Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>
To:     Wenwen Wang <wang6495@....edu>
Cc:     Eric Paris <eparis@...hat.com>,
        "moderated list:AUDIT SUBSYSTEM" <linux-audit@...hat.com>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] audit: fix a memory leak bug

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 9:49 PM Wenwen Wang <wang6495@....edu> wrote:
> In audit_rule_change(), audit_data_to_entry() is firstly invoked to
> translate the payload data to the kernel's rule representation. In
> audit_data_to_entry(), depending on the audit field type, an audit tree may
> be created in audit_make_tree(), which eventually invokes kmalloc() to
> allocate the tree.  Since this tree is a temporary tree, it will be then
> freed in the following execution, e.g., audit_add_rule() if the message
> type is AUDIT_ADD_RULE or audit_del_rule() if the message type is
> AUDIT_DEL_RULE. However, if the message type is neither AUDIT_ADD_RULE nor
> AUDIT_DEL_RULE, i.e., the default case of the switch statement, this
> temporary tree is not freed.
>
> To fix this issue, only allocate the tree when the type is AUDIT_ADD_RULE
> or AUDIT_DEL_RULE.
>
> Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wang6495@....edu>
> ---
>  kernel/auditfilter.c | 12 +++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Merged into audit/next - thanks!

-- 
paul moore
www.paul-moore.com

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