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KEYS: Fix error handling in construct_key_and_link()

Fix error handling in construct_key_and_link().

If construct_alloc_key() returns an error, it shouldn't pass out through
the normal path as the key_serial() called by the kleave() statement
will oops when it gets an error code in the pointer:

  BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffffffffffff84
  IP: [<ffffffff8120b401>] request_key_and_link+0x4d7/0x52f
  Call Trace:
   [<ffffffff8120b52c>] request_key+0x41/0x75
   [<ffffffffa00ed6e8>] cifs_get_spnego_key+0x206/0x226 [cifs]
   [<ffffffffa00eb0c9>] CIFS_SessSetup+0x511/0x1234 [cifs]
   [<ffffffffa00d9799>] cifs_setup_session+0x90/0x1ae [cifs]
   [<ffffffffa00d9c02>] cifs_get_smb_ses+0x34b/0x40f [cifs]
   [<ffffffffa00d9e05>] cifs_mount+0x13f/0x504 [cifs]
   [<ffffffffa00caabb>] cifs_do_mount+0xc4/0x672 [cifs]
   [<ffffffff8113ae8c>] mount_fs+0x69/0x155
   [<ffffffff8114ff0e>] vfs_kern_mount+0x63/0xa0
   [<ffffffff81150be2>] do_kern_mount+0x4d/0xdf
   [<ffffffff81152278>] do_mount+0x63c/0x69f
   [<ffffffff8115255c>] sys_mount+0x88/0xc2
   [<ffffffff814fbdc2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
Acked-by: Jeff Layton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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1 parent 35052cf commit b1d7dd80aadb9042e83f9778b484a2f92e0b04d4 @dhowells dhowells committed with torvalds Jun 21, 2011
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  1. +2 −1 security/keys/request_key.c
@@ -469,7 +469,7 @@ static struct key *construct_key_and_link(struct key_type *type,
} else if (ret == -EINPROGRESS) {
ret = 0;
} else {
- key = ERR_PTR(ret);
+ goto couldnt_alloc_key;
@@ -479,6 +479,7 @@ static struct key *construct_key_and_link(struct key_type *type,
key_negate_and_link(key, key_negative_timeout, NULL, NULL);
kleave(" = %d", ret);
return ERR_PTR(ret);

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