audit: fix error handling in audit_data_to_entry()
Commit 219ca39427bf ("audit: use union for audit_field values since
they are mutually exclusive") combined a number of separate fields in
the audit_field struct into a single union. Generally this worked
just fine because they are generally mutually exclusive.
Unfortunately in audit_data_to_entry() the overlap can be a problem
when a specific error case is triggered that causes the error path
code to attempt to cleanup an audit_field struct and the cleanup
involves attempting to free a stored LSM string (the lsm_str field).
Currently the code always has a non-NULL value in the
audit_field.lsm_str field as the top of the for-loop transfers a
value into audit_field.val (both .lsm_str and .val are part of the
same union); if audit_data_to_entry() fails and the audit_field
struct is specified to contain a LSM string, but the
audit_field.lsm_str has not yet been properly set, the error handling
code will attempt to free the bogus audit_field.lsm_str value that
was set with audit_field.val at the top of the for-loop.
This patch corrects this by ensuring that the audit_field.val is only
set when needed (it is cleared when the audit_field struct is
allocated with kcalloc()). It also corrects a few other issues to
ensure that in case of error the proper error code is returned.
Fixes: 219ca39427bf ("audit: use union for audit_field values since they are mutually exclusive")
Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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