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Subject[PATCH] ext4: fix possible use after free in ext4_quota_enable
The function frees qf_inode via iput but then pass qf_inode to
lockdep_set_quota_inode on the failure path. This may result in a
use-after-free bug. The patch frees df_inode only when it is never used.

Signed-off-by: Pan Bian <>
Fixes: daf647d2dd5("ext4: add lockdep annotations for i_data_sem")
fs/ext4/super.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 53ff6c2..35689eb 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -5690,9 +5690,9 @@ static int ext4_quota_enable(struct super_block *sb, int type, int format_id,
qf_inode->i_flags |= S_NOQUOTA;
lockdep_set_quota_inode(qf_inode, I_DATA_SEM_QUOTA);
err = dquot_enable(qf_inode, type, format_id, flags);
- iput(qf_inode);
if (err)
lockdep_set_quota_inode(qf_inode, I_DATA_SEM_NORMAL);
+ iput(qf_inode);

return err;

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