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SubjectRe: LINUX kernel 2.6.23: bug in CIFSSMBSetEA
> In fs/cifs/cifssmb.c, in CIFSSMBSetEA (...) function wrong counting of
> var exists.

>
> EXISTING CODE:
> pSMB->DataCount = sizeof(*parm_data) + ea_value_len + name_len + 1;
>
> MUST BE:
> pSMB->DataCount = sizeof(*parm_data) + ea_value_len + name_len;
>

> REASON:
> "sizeof(*parm_data)" counts 1 byte from "char name[1];"
>
> So, for example in Samba server (sources/smbd/trans2.c), we can see

> wrong processing of EA, cause data sent to server is bigger on 1 byte
> then it must be.
>
> See Extra info for details
>
> --------------------------------------------- Extra info

>
> struct fealist *parm_data;
>
> 1707 struct fea {
> 1708 unsigned char EA_flags;
> 1709 __u8 name_len;
> 1710 __u16 value_len;
> 1711 char name
[1];
> 1712 /* optionally followed by value */
> 1713 };
> 1714 /* flags for _FEA.fEA */
> 1715 #define FEA_NEEDEA 0x80 /* need EA bit */

> 1716
> 1717 struct fealist {
> 1718 __u32 list_len;
> 1719 struct fea list[1];
> 1720 };



Yes - you are correct (note that Windows is less strict with the extra
pad byte than current Samba, and I don't remember seeing this with
older Samba server versions perhaps the length check ).


I have checked in a fix to the cifs development tree. Thanks.



--
Thanks,

Steve


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