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Cc: Micah Morton <>, Jann Horn <>
Subject: [PATCH] LSM: SafeSetID: Stop releasing uninitialized ruleset
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:29:03 -0700
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From: Micah Morton <>

The first time a rule set is configured for SafeSetID, we shouldn't be
trying to release the previously configured ruleset, since there isn't
one. Currently, the pointer that would point to a previously configured
ruleset is uninitialized on first rule set configuration, leading to a
crash when we try to call release_ruleset with that pointer.

Acked-by: Jann Horn <>
Signed-off-by: Micah Morton <>
 security/safesetid/securityfs.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/security/safesetid/securityfs.c b/security/safesetid/securityfs.c
index d568e17dd773..74a13d432ed8 100644
--- a/security/safesetid/securityfs.c
+++ b/security/safesetid/securityfs.c
@@ -187,7 +187,8 @@ static ssize_t handle_policy_update(struct file *file,
-	release_ruleset(pol);
+	if (pol)
+                release_ruleset(pol);
 	return err;

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