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authorJeff Vander Stoep <jeffv@google.com>2015-03-12 16:26:17 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-03-12 18:46:08 -0700
commita5a6579db33af91f4f5134e14be758dc71c1b694 (patch)
treeed3d625f104b7f320d3ef8da6838a369cc57797a /mm
parentkasan, module: move MODULE_ALIGN macro into <linux/moduleloader.h> (diff)
mm: reorder can_do_mlock to fix audit denial
A userspace call to mmap(MAP_LOCKED) may result in the successful locking of memory while also producing a confusing audit log denial. can_do_mlock checks capable and rlimit. If either of these return positive can_do_mlock returns true. The capable check leads to an LSM hook used by apparmour and selinux which produce the audit denial. Reordering so rlimit is checked first eliminates the denial on success, only recording a denial when the lock is unsuccessful as a result of the denial. Signed-off-by: Jeff Vander Stoep <jeffv@google.com> Acked-by: Nick Kralevich <nnk@google.com> Cc: Jeff Vander Stoep <jeffv@google.com> Cc: Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Cc: Paul Cassella <cassella@cray.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mlock.c b/mm/mlock.c
index 73cf0987088c..8a54cd214925 100644
--- a/mm/mlock.c
+++ b/mm/mlock.c
@@ -26,10 +26,10 @@
int can_do_mlock(void)
- if (capable(CAP_IPC_LOCK))
- return 1;
if (rlimit(RLIMIT_MEMLOCK) != 0)
return 1;
+ if (capable(CAP_IPC_LOCK))
+ return 1;
return 0;