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fs: prevent use after free in auditing when symlink following was denied

Commit "fs: add link restriction audit reporting" has added auditing of failed
attempts to follow symlinks. Unfortunately, the auditing was being done after
the struct path structure was released earlier.

Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
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1 parent 547b1e8 commit ffd8d101a3a7d3f2e79deee1e342801703b6dc70 @sashalevin sashalevin committed with Al Viro Oct 4, 2012
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  1. +1 −1 fs/namei.c
2 fs/namei.c
@@ -692,9 +692,9 @@ static inline int may_follow_link(struct path *link, struct nameidata *nd)
if (uid_eq(parent->i_uid, inode->i_uid))
return 0;
+ audit_log_link_denied("follow_link", link);
path_put_conditional(link, nd);
- audit_log_link_denied("follow_link", link);
return -EACCES;

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