Commit f69e749a authored by Alexander Lochmann's avatar Alexander Lochmann Committed by Al Viro
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Abort file_remove_privs() for non-reg. files

file_remove_privs() might be called for non-regular files, e.g.
blkdev inode. There is no reason to do its job on things
like blkdev inodes, pipes, or cdevs. Hence, abort if
file does not refer to a regular inode.

AV: more to the point, for devices there might be any number of
inodes refering to given device.  Which one to strip the permissions
from, even if that made any sense in the first place?  All of them
will be observed with contents modified, after all.

Found by LockDoc (Alexander Lochmann, Horst Schirmeier and Olaf
Reviewed-by: default avatarJan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexander Lochmann <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarHorst Schirmeier <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent ee948837
......@@ -1817,8 +1817,13 @@ int file_remove_privs(struct file *file)
int kill;
int error = 0;
/* Fast path for nothing security related */
if (IS_NOSEC(inode))
* Fast path for nothing security related.
* As well for non-regular files, e.g. blkdev inodes.
* For example, blkdev_write_iter() might get here
* trying to remove privs which it is not allowed to.
if (IS_NOSEC(inode) || !S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))
return 0;
kill = dentry_needs_remove_privs(dentry);
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