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binfmt_elf: fix corner case kfree of uninitialized data

If elf_core_dump() is called and fill_note_info() fails in the kmalloc()
then it returns 0 but has not yet initialised all the needed fields.  As a
result we do a kfree(randomness) after correctly skipping the thread data.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: checkpatch fixes]
Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 parent 323c126 commit 6899e92d65c490c5292752718ff277b123f8c00a Alan Cox committed with Dec 18, 2012
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  1. +3 −1 fs/binfmt_elf.c
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@@ -1601,8 +1601,10 @@ static int fill_note_info(struct elfhdr *elf, int phdrs,
info->thread = NULL;
psinfo = kmalloc(sizeof(*psinfo), GFP_KERNEL);
- if (psinfo == NULL)
+ if (psinfo == NULL) {
+ info->psinfo.data = NULL; /* So we don't free this wrongly */
return 0;
+ }
fill_note(&info->psinfo, "CORE", NT_PRPSINFO, sizeof(*psinfo), psinfo);

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