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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] befs: check allocation_group number before use
On 12/08/16 08:26, Salah Triki wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 11:56:16AM +0100, Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
>> On 10/08/16 23:12, Salah Triki wrote:
>>> Check that the allocation group number is not greater or equal to the
>>> number of allocations group in the file system and return BEF_ERR in the
>>> case of error.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Salah Triki <salah.triki@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> fs/befs/befs.h | 5 +++++
>>> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/fs/befs/befs.h b/fs/befs/befs.h
>>> index 55f3ea2..6daf4c4 100644
>>> --- a/fs/befs/befs.h
>>> +++ b/fs/befs/befs.h
>>> @@ -121,6 +121,11 @@ BEFS_I(const struct inode *inode)
>>> static inline befs_blocknr_t
>>> iaddr2blockno(struct super_block *sb, const befs_inode_addr *iaddr)
>>> {
>>> + if (iaddr->allocation_group >= BEFS_SB(sb)->num_ags) {
>>> + befs_error(sb, "BEFS: Invalid allocation group %u, max is %u",
>>> + iaddr->allocation_group, BEFS_SB(sb)->num_ags);
>>> + return BEFS_ERR;
>>> + }
>>> return ((iaddr->allocation_group << BEFS_SB(sb)->ag_shift) +
>>> iaddr->start);
>>> }
>>>
>>
>> Hi Salah,
>>
>> To understand why would we check for this. When can this error happen? I mean,
>> when can iaddr2blockno() be called with an out of bounds allocation group?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Luis
>
> Hi Luis,
>
> allocation group number is set to blockno >> BEFS_SB(sb)->ag_shift by
> blockno2iaddr(), so if ag_shift is not valid, an out of bound may occur.
> By now, thanx to your question ;), I think it's better to check the validity
> of ag_shift when the superblock is loaded.
>
> Nack.
>
> Thanx for the question :)
> Salah
>

No problem :)

I will assume the Nack covers patch 1 to 3. Since they are all related.

Enjoy the weekend,
Luis

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