UPSTREAM: socket: close race condition between sock_close() and sockfs_setattr()

fchownat() doesn't even hold refcnt of fd until it figures out
fd is really needed (otherwise is ignored) and releases it after
it resolves the path. This means sock_close() could race with
sockfs_setattr(), which leads to a NULL pointer dereference
since typically we set sock->sk to NULL in ->release().

As pointed out by Al, this is unique to sockfs. So we can fix this
in socket layer by acquiring inode_lock in sock_close() and
checking against NULL in sockfs_setattr().

sock_release() is called in many places, only the sock_close()
path matters here. And fortunately, this should not affect normal
sock_close() as it is only called when the last fd refcnt is gone.
It only affects sock_close() with a parallel sockfs_setattr() in
progress, which is not common.

Fixes: 86741ec25462 ("net: core: Add a UID field to struct sock.")
Reported-by: shankarapailoor <>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <>
Cc: Lorenzo Colitti <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

(cherry picked from commit 6d8c50dcb029872b298eea68cc6209c866fd3e14)
Signed-off-by: Chenbo Feng <>

Bug: 112220999
Test: syzcaller reproducer doesn't trigger the crash anymore
Change-Id: I586fbc3b200f8cb855017d5cd701a126a36b8172
diff --git a/net/socket.c b/net/socket.c
index ded4402..f427392 100644
--- a/net/socket.c
+++ b/net/socket.c
@@ -541,7 +541,10 @@
 	if (!err && (iattr->ia_valid & ATTR_UID)) {
 		struct socket *sock = SOCKET_I(d_inode(dentry));
-		sock->sk->sk_uid = iattr->ia_uid;
+		if (sock->sk)
+			sock->sk->sk_uid = iattr->ia_uid;
+		else
+			err = -ENOENT;
 	return err;
@@ -592,12 +595,16 @@
  *	an inode not a file.
-void sock_release(struct socket *sock)
+static void __sock_release(struct socket *sock, struct inode *inode)
 	if (sock->ops) {
 		struct module *owner = sock->ops->owner;
+		if (inode)
+			inode_lock(inode);
+		if (inode)
+			inode_unlock(inode);
 		sock->ops = NULL;
@@ -612,6 +619,11 @@
 	sock->file = NULL;
+void sock_release(struct socket *sock)
+	__sock_release(sock, NULL);
 void __sock_tx_timestamp(__u16 tsflags, __u8 *tx_flags)
@@ -1044,7 +1056,7 @@
 static int sock_close(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
-	sock_release(SOCKET_I(inode));
+	__sock_release(SOCKET_I(inode), inode);
 	return 0;