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kernel/kmod.c: check for NULL in call_usermodehelper_exec()

If /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern contains only "|", a NULL pointer
dereference happens upon core dump because argv_split("") returns
argv[0] == NULL.

This bug was once fixed by commit 264b83c07a ("usermodehelper: check
subprocess_info->path != NULL") but was by error reintroduced by commit
7f57cfa4e2 ("usermodehelper: kill the sub_info->path[0] check").

This bug seems to exist since 2.6.19 (the version which core dump to
pipe was added).  Depending on kernel version and config, some side
effect might happen immediately after this oops (e.g.  kernel panic with
2.6.32-358.18.1.el6).

Signed-off-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>
Acked-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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Tetsuo Handa 8 years ago
committed by Linus Torvalds
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      kernel/kmod.c

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kernel/kmod.c

@ -571,6 +571,10 @@ int call_usermodehelper_exec(struct subprocess_info *sub_info, int wait)
DECLARE_COMPLETION_ONSTACK(done);
int retval = 0;
if (!sub_info->path) {
call_usermodehelper_freeinfo(sub_info);
return -EINVAL;
}
helper_lock();
if (!khelper_wq || usermodehelper_disabled) {
retval = -EBUSY;

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