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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.19 242/321] kvm: properly check debugfs dentry before using it
On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 11:29:28PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> >
> > [ Upstream commit 8ed0579c12b2fe56a1fac2f712f58fc26c1dc49b ]
> >
> > debugfs can now report an error code if something went wrong instead of
> > just NULL. So if the return value is to be used as a "real" dentry, it
> > needs to be checked if it is an error before dereferencing it.
> >
> > This is now happening because of ff9fb72bc077 ("debugfs: return error
> > values, not NULL"). syzbot has found a way to trigger multiple debugfs
> > files attempting to be created, which fails, and then the error code
> > gets passed to dentry_path_raw() which obviously does not like it.
>
> 4.19-stable does not contain patch ff9fb72bc077, so is this still good
> idea? It should not break anything, as it still uses IS_ERR_OR_NULL,
> but...

Yes it should as just testing for NULL was incorrect in the first place.

thanks,

greg k-h

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