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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] ext4: Prevent stack overrun in ext4_file_open when recording last known mountpoint
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 02:18:18PM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> In ext4_file_open, the filesystem records the mountpoint of the first file that
> is opened after mounting the filesystem. It does this by allocating a 64-byte
> stack buffer, calling d_path() to grab the mount point through which this file
> was accessed, and then memcpy()ing 64 bytes into the superblock's
> s_last_mounted field, starting from the return value of d_path(), which is
> stored as "cp". However, if cp > buf (which it frequently is since path
> components are prepended starting at the end of buf) then we can end up copying
> stack data into the superblock.
> Writing stack variables into the superblock doesn't sound like a great idea, so
> use strlcpy instead. Andi Kleen suggested using strlcpy instead of strncpy.
> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>

Thanks, applied.

- Ted

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