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Subject[PATCH 4.9 12/54] nfs: Fix security label length not being reset
From: Jeffrey Mitchell <>

[ Upstream commit d33030e2ee3508d65db5644551435310df86010e ]

nfs_readdir_page_filler() iterates over entries in a directory, reusing
the same security label buffer, but does not reset the buffer's length.
This causes decode_attr_security_label() to return -ERANGE if an entry's
security label is longer than the previous one's. This error, in
nfs4_decode_dirent(), only gets passed up as -EAGAIN, which causes another
failed attempt to copy into the buffer. The second error is ignored and
the remaining entries do not show up in ls, specifically the getdents64()

Reproduce by creating multiple files in NFS and giving one of the later
files a longer security label. ls will not see that file nor any that are
added afterwards, though they will exist on the backend.

In nfs_readdir_page_filler(), reset security label buffer length before
every reuse

Signed-off-by: Jeffrey Mitchell <>
Fixes: b4487b935452 ("nfs: Fix getxattr kernel panic and memory overflow")
Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
fs/nfs/dir.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/nfs/dir.c b/fs/nfs/dir.c
index 2517fcd423b68..d405b5a14073a 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/dir.c
@@ -583,6 +583,9 @@ int nfs_readdir_page_filler(nfs_readdir_descriptor_t *desc, struct nfs_entry *en
xdr_set_scratch_buffer(&stream, page_address(scratch), PAGE_SIZE);

do {
+ if (entry->label)
+ entry->label->len = NFS4_MAXLABELLEN;
status = xdr_decode(desc, entry, &stream);
if (status != 0) {
if (status == -EAGAIN)

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