Fix potential null pointer dereference on kernfs

Bug #1874221 reported by Kai-Heng Feng on 2020-04-22
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Bug Description

[Impact]
We are seeing a null kernel dereference on kernfs during system sleep
stress.

[Fix]
Make sure kernfs root is not null.

[Test]
Run sleep stress. Not seeing the issue after the fix is applied.

[Regression Potential]
Low. Fix limits to kernfs, also the it has been in upstream kernel for
quite a while.

CVE References

tags: added: busan oem-priority originate-from-1865972

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Eoan):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Eoan):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed

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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 5.3.0-53.47

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linux (5.3.0-53.47) eoan; urgency=medium

  * eoan/linux: 5.3.0-53.47 -proposed tracker (LP: #1877257)

  * Intermittent display blackouts on event (LP: #1875254)
    - drm/i915: Limit audio CDCLK>=2*BCLK constraint back to GLK only

  * Unable to handle kernel pointer dereference in virtual kernel address space
    on Eoan (LP: #1876645)
    - SAUCE: overlayfs: fix shitfs special-casing

linux (5.3.0-52.46) eoan; urgency=medium

  * eoan/linux: 5.3.0-52.46 -proposed tracker (LP: #1874752)

  * alsa: make the dmic detection align to the mainline kernel-5.6
    (LP: #1871284)
    - ALSA: hda: add Intel DSP configuration / probe code
    - ALSA: hda: fix intel DSP config
    - ALSA: hda: Allow non-Intel device probe gracefully
    - ALSA: hda: More constifications
    - ALSA: hda: Rename back to dmic_detect option
    - [Config] SND_INTEL_DSP_CONFIG=m
    - [packaging] Remove snd-intel-nhlt from modules

  * built-using constraints preventing uploads (LP: #1875601)
    - temporarily drop Built-Using data

  * ubuntu/focal64 fails to mount Vagrant shared folders (LP: #1873506)
    - [Packaging] Move virtualbox modules to linux-modules
    - [Packaging] Remove vbox and zfs modules from generic.inclusion-list

  * linux-image-5.0.0-35-generic breaks checkpointing of container
    (LP: #1857257)
    - SAUCE: overlayfs: use shiftfs hacks only with shiftfs as underlay

  * shiftfs: broken shiftfs nesting (LP: #1872094)
    - SAUCE: shiftfs: record correct creator credentials

  * Add debian/rules targets to compile/run kernel selftests (LP: #1874286)
    - [Packaging] add support to compile/run selftests

  * shiftfs: O_TMPFILE reports ESTALE (LP: #1872757)
    - SAUCE: shiftfs: fix dentry revalidation

  * getitimer returns it_value=0 erroneously (LP: #1349028)
    - [Config] CONTEXT_TRACKING_FORCE policy should be unset

  * 5.3.0-46-generic - i915 - frequent GPU hangs / resets rcs0 (LP: #1872001)
    - drm/i915/execlists: Preempt-to-busy
    - drm/i915/gt: Detect if we miss WaIdleLiteRestore
    - drm/i915/execlists: Always force a context reload when rewinding RING_TAIL

  * alsa/sof: external mic can't be deteced on Lenovo and HP laptops
    (LP: #1872569)
    - SAUCE: ASoC: intel/skl/hda - set autosuspend timeout for hda codecs

  * Eoan update: upstream stable patchset 2020-04-22 (LP: #1874325)
    - ARM: dts: sun8i-a83t-tbs-a711: HM5065 doesn't like such a high voltage
    - bus: sunxi-rsb: Return correct data when mixing 16-bit and 8-bit reads
    - net: vxge: fix wrong __VA_ARGS__ usage
    - hinic: fix a bug of waitting for IO stopped
    - hinic: fix wrong para of wait_for_completion_timeout
    - cxgb4/ptp: pass the sign of offset delta in FW CMD
    - qlcnic: Fix bad kzalloc null test
    - i2c: st: fix missing struct parameter description
    - cpufreq: imx6q: Fixes unwanted cpu overclocking on i.MX6ULL
    - media: venus: hfi_parser: Ignore HEVC encoding for V1
    - firmware: arm_sdei: fix double-lock on hibernate with shared events
    - null_blk: Fix the null_add_dev() error path
    - null_blk: Handle null_add_dev() failures properly
    - null_blk: fix spuri...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Eoan):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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