[PATCH] drm: Lock pointer access in drm_master_release()

Desmond Cheong Zhi Xi desmondcheongzx at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 09:21:19 UTC 2021

This patch eliminates the following smatch warning:
drivers/gpu/drm/drm_auth.c:320 drm_master_release() warn: unlocked access 'master' (line 318) expected lock '&dev->master_mutex'

The 'file_priv->master' field should be protected by the mutex lock to
'&dev->master_mutex'. This is because other processes can concurrently
modify this field and free the current 'file_priv->master'
pointer. This could result in a use-after-free error when 'master' is
dereferenced in subsequent function calls to
'drm_legacy_lock_master_cleanup()' or to 'drm_lease_revoke()'.

An example of a scenario that would produce this error can be seen
from a similar bug in 'drm_getunique()' that was reported by Syzbot:

In the Syzbot report, another process concurrently acquired the
device's master mutex in 'drm_setmaster_ioctl()', then overwrote
'fpriv->master' in 'drm_new_set_master()'. The old value of
'fpriv->master' was subsequently freed before the mutex was unlocked.

Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Desmond Cheong Zhi Xi <desmondcheongzx at gmail.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_auth.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_auth.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_auth.c
index f00e5abdbbf4..b59b26a71ad5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_auth.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_auth.c
@@ -315,9 +315,10 @@ int drm_master_open(struct drm_file *file_priv)
 void drm_master_release(struct drm_file *file_priv)
 	struct drm_device *dev = file_priv->minor->dev;
-	struct drm_master *master = file_priv->master;
+	struct drm_master *master;
+	master = file_priv->master;
 	if (file_priv->magic)
 		idr_remove(&file_priv->master->magic_map, file_priv->magic);

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