l2tp: pass tunnel pointer to ->session_create()

commit f026bc29a8e093edfbb2a77700454b285c97e8ad upstream.

Using l2tp_tunnel_find() in pppol2tp_session_create() and
l2tp_eth_create() is racy, because no reference is held on the
returned session. These functions are only used to implement the
->session_create callback which is run by l2tp_nl_cmd_session_create().
Therefore searching for the parent tunnel isn't necessary because
l2tp_nl_cmd_session_create() already has a pointer to it and holds a

This patch modifies ->session_create()'s prototype to directly pass the
the parent tunnel as parameter, thus avoiding searching for it in
pppol2tp_session_create() and l2tp_eth_create().

Since we have to touch the ->session_create() call in
l2tp_nl_cmd_session_create(), let's also remove the useless conditional:
we know that ->session_create isn't NULL at this point because it's
already been checked earlier in this same function.

Finally, one might be tempted to think that the removed
l2tp_tunnel_find() calls were harmless because they would return the
same tunnel as the one held by l2tp_nl_cmd_session_create() anyway.
But that tunnel might be removed and a new one created with same tunnel
Id before the l2tp_tunnel_find() call. In this case l2tp_tunnel_find()
would return the new tunnel which wouldn't be protected by the
reference held by l2tp_nl_cmd_session_create().

Fixes: 309795f4bec2 ("l2tp: Add netlink control API for L2TP")
Fixes: d9e31d17ceba ("l2tp: Add L2TP ethernet pseudowire support")
Signed-off-by: Guillaume Nault <g.nault@alphalink.fr>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Giuliano Procida <gprocida@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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