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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: io-uring <>
Subject: [PATCH] io_uring: don't touch 'ctx' after installing file descriptor
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:47:52 -0600
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As soon as we install the file descriptor, we have to assume that it
can get arbitrarily closed. We currently account memory (and note that
we did) after installing the ring fd, which means that it could be a
potential use-after-free condition if the fd is closed right after
being installed, but before we fiddle with the ctx.

In fact, syzbot reported this exact scenario:

BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in io_account_mem fs/io_uring.c:7397 [inline]
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in io_uring_create fs/io_uring.c:8369 [inline]
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in io_uring_setup+0x2797/0x2910 fs/io_uring.c:8400
Read of size 1 at addr ffff888087a41044 by task syz-executor.5/18145

CPU: 0 PID: 18145 Comm: syz-executor.5 Not tainted 5.8.0-rc7-next-20200729-syzkaller #0
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 01/01/2011
Call Trace:
 __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
 dump_stack+0x18f/0x20d lib/dump_stack.c:118
 print_address_description.constprop.0.cold+0xae/0x497 mm/kasan/report.c:383
 __kasan_report mm/kasan/report.c:513 [inline]
 kasan_report.cold+0x1f/0x37 mm/kasan/report.c:530
 io_account_mem fs/io_uring.c:7397 [inline]
 io_uring_create fs/io_uring.c:8369 [inline]
 io_uring_setup+0x2797/0x2910 fs/io_uring.c:8400
 do_syscall_64+0x2d/0x70 arch/x86/entry/common.c:46
RIP: 0033:0x45c429
Code: 8d b6 fb ff c3 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 66 90 48 89 f8 48 89 f7 48 89 d6 48 89 ca 4d 89 c2 4d 89 c8 4c 8b 4c 24 08 0f 05 <48> 3d 01 f0 ff ff 0f 83 5b b6 fb ff c3 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00
RSP: 002b:00007f8f121d0c78 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: 00000000000001a9
RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 0000000000008540 RCX: 000000000045c429
RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000020000040 RDI: 0000000000000196
RBP: 000000000078bf38 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 000000000078bf0c
R13: 00007fff86698cff R14: 00007f8f121d19c0 R15: 000000000078bf0c

Move the accounting of the ring used locked memory before we get and
install the ring file descriptor.

Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>


diff --git a/fs/io_uring.c b/fs/io_uring.c
index fabf0b692384..33702f3b5af8 100644
--- a/fs/io_uring.c
+++ b/fs/io_uring.c
@@ -8329,6 +8329,15 @@ static int io_uring_create(unsigned entries, struct io_uring_params *p,
 		ret = -EFAULT;
 		goto err;
+	/*
+	 * Account memory _before_ installing the file descriptor. Once
+	 * the descriptor is installed, it can get closed at any time.
+	 */
+	io_account_mem(ctx, ring_pages(p->sq_entries, p->cq_entries),
+		       ACCT_LOCKED);
+	ctx->limit_mem = limit_mem;
 	 * Install ring fd as the very last thing, so we don't risk someone
 	 * having closed it before we finish setup
@@ -8338,9 +8347,6 @@ static int io_uring_create(unsigned entries, struct io_uring_params *p,
 		goto err;
 	trace_io_uring_create(ret, ctx, p->sq_entries, p->cq_entries, p->flags);
-	io_account_mem(ctx, ring_pages(p->sq_entries, p->cq_entries),
-		       ACCT_LOCKED);
-	ctx->limit_mem = limit_mem;
 	return ret;

Jens Axboe

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2020-07-30 19:47 Jens Axboe [this message]
2020-07-31  7:58 ` Stefano Garzarella
2020-07-31 14:24   ` Jens Axboe

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