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    Subject[PATCH] ext2: skip pages past number of blocks in ext2_find_entry (CVE-2006-6054)
    This one looks like it fell through the cracks, it's in but not upstream yet.

    Subject: [PATCH] ext2: skip pages past number of blocks in ext2_find_entry (CVE-2006-6054)
    From: Eric Sandeen <>

    This one was pointed out on the MOKB site:

    If a directory's i_size is corrupted, ext2_find_entry() will keep processing
    pages until the i_size is reached, even if there are no more blocks associated
    with the directory inode. This patch puts in some minimal sanity-checking
    so that we don't keep checking pages (and issuing errors) if we know there
    can be no more data to read, based on the block count of the directory inode.

    This is somewhat similar in approach to the ext3 patch I sent earlier this

    Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <>
    Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>
    Not upstream yet

    fs/ext2/dir.c | 8 ++++++++
    1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

    --- linux-
    +++ linux-
    @@ -368,6 +368,14 @@ struct ext2_dir_entry_2 * ext2_find_entr
    if (++n >= npages)
    n = 0;
    + /* next page is past the blocks we've got */
    + if (unlikely(n > (dir->i_blocks >> (PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT - 9)))) {
    + ext2_error(dir->i_sb, __FUNCTION__,
    + "dir %lu size %lld exceeds block count %llu",
    + dir->i_ino, dir->i_size,
    + (unsigned long long)dir->i_blocks);
    + goto out;
    + }
    } while (n != start);
    return NULL;
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