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SubjectRe: [PATCH] isofs: mounting to regular file may succeed
On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 03:47:21 +0400 Kirill Kuvaldin <kuvkir@epsmu.com> wrote:

> It turned out that mounting a corrupted ISO image to a regular file may
> succeed, e.g. if an image was prepared as follows:
>
> $ dd if=correct.iso of=bad.iso bs=4k count=8
>
> We then can mount it to a regular file:
>
> # mount -o loop -t iso9660 bad.iso /tmp/file
>
> But mounting it to a directory fails with -ENOTDIR, simply because
> the root directory inode doesn't have S_IFDIR set and the condition
> in graft_tree() is met:
>
> if (S_ISDIR(nd->dentry->d_inode->i_mode) !=
> S_ISDIR(mnt->mnt_root->d_inode->i_mode))
> return -ENOTDIR
>
> This is because the root directory inode was read from an incorrect
> block. It's supposed to be read from sbi->s_firstdatazone, which is
> an absolute value and gets messed up in the case of an incorrect image.
>
> In order to somehow circumvent this we have to check that the root
> directory inode is actually a directory after all.
>
>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill Kuvaldin <kuvkir@epsmu.com>
>
> diff --git a/fs/isofs/inode.c b/fs/isofs/inode.c
> index 5c3eecf..ce5062a 100644
> --- a/fs/isofs/inode.c
> +++ b/fs/isofs/inode.c
> @@ -840,6 +840,15 @@ root_found:
> goto out_no_root;
> if (!inode->i_op)
> goto out_bad_root;
> +
> + /* Make sure the root inode is a directory */
> + if (!S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode)) {
> + printk(KERN_WARNING
> + "isofs_fill_super: root inode is not a directory. "
> + "Corrupted media?\n");
> + goto out_iput;
> + }
> +
> /* get the root dentry */
> s->s_root = d_alloc_root(inode);
> if (!(s->s_root))

I don't think any (all?) other filesystems perform checks like this.
Is this something which can/should be performed at the VFS level?
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