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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] fs: ocfs2: Fix possible null-pointer dereferences in ocfs2_xa_prepare_entry()
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On 19/7/26 11:36, Jia-Ju Bai wrote:
> In ocfs2_xa_prepare_entry(), there is an if statement on line 2136 to
> check whether loc->xl_entry is NULL:
> if (loc->xl_entry)
>
> When loc->xl_entry is NULL, it is used on line 2158:
> ocfs2_xa_add_entry(loc, name_hash);
> loc->xl_entry->xe_name_hash = cpu_to_le32(name_hash);
> loc->xl_entry->xe_name_offset = cpu_to_le16(loc->xl_size);
> and line 2164:
> ocfs2_xa_add_namevalue(loc, xi);
> loc->xl_entry->xe_value_size = cpu_to_le64(xi->xi_value_len);
> loc->xl_entry->xe_name_len = xi->xi_name_len;
>
> Thus, possible null-pointer dereferences may occur.
>
> To fix these bugs, if loc-xl_entry is NULL, ocfs2_xa_prepare_entry()
> abnormally returns with -EINVAL.
>
> These bugs are found by a static analysis tool STCheck written by us.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jia-Ju Bai <baijiaju1990@gmail.com>
> ---
> fs/ocfs2/xattr.c | 6 ++++--
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ocfs2/xattr.c b/fs/ocfs2/xattr.c
> index 385f3aaa2448..f690502daf3c 100644
> --- a/fs/ocfs2/xattr.c
> +++ b/fs/ocfs2/xattr.c
> @@ -2154,8 +2154,10 @@ static int ocfs2_xa_prepare_entry(struct ocfs2_xa_loc *loc,
> }
> }
> ocfs2_xa_wipe_namevalue(loc);
> - } else
> - ocfs2_xa_add_entry(loc, name_hash);
> + } else {
> + rc = -EINVAL;
> + goto out;
> + }

Since entry not found, so there is nothing to do in
ocfs2_xa_prepare_entry(). We may change it like:

if (!loc->xl_entry) {
rc = -EINVAL;
goto out;
}

if (ocfs2_xa_can_reuse_entry(loc, xi)) {
......
}
.....


Thanks,
Joseph
>
> /*
> * If we get here, we have a blank entry. Fill it. We grow our
>

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