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


From: bseg...@google.com <bseg...@google.com>

commit 5402e97af667e35e54177af8f6575518bf251d51 upstream.

In PT_SEIZED + LISTEN mode STOP/CONT signals cause a wakeup against
__TASK_TRACED.  If this races with the ptrace_unfreeze_traced at the end
of a PTRACE_LISTEN, this can wake the task /after/ the check against
__TASK_TRACED, but before the reset of state to TASK_TRACED.  This
causes it to instead clobber TASK_WAKING, allowing a subsequent wakeup
against TRACED while the task is still on the rq wake_list, corrupting

Oleg said:
 "The kernel can crash or this can lead to other hard-to-debug problems.
  In short, "task->state = TASK_TRACED" in ptrace_unfreeze_traced()
  assumes that nobody else can wake it up, but PTRACE_LISTEN breaks the
  contract. Obviusly it is very wrong to manipulate task->state if this
  task is already running, or WAKING, or it sleeps again"

[a...@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes]
Fixes: 9899d11f ("ptrace: ensure arch_ptrace/ptrace_request can never race with 
Signed-off-by: Ben Segall <bseg...@google.com>
Acked-by: Oleg Nesterov <o...@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <a...@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torva...@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org>

 kernel/ptrace.c |   14 ++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -144,11 +144,17 @@ static void ptrace_unfreeze_traced(struc
        WARN_ON(!task->ptrace || task->parent != current);
+       /*
+        * PTRACE_LISTEN can allow ptrace_trap_notify to wake us up remotely.
+        * Recheck state under the lock to close this race.
+        */
-       if (__fatal_signal_pending(task))
-               wake_up_state(task, __TASK_TRACED);
-       else
-               task->state = TASK_TRACED;
+       if (task->state == __TASK_TRACED) {
+               if (__fatal_signal_pending(task))
+                       wake_up_state(task, __TASK_TRACED);
+               else
+                       task->state = TASK_TRACED;
+       }

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