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Subject[PATCH 4.14 23/53] ext4: clear i_data in ext4_inode_info when removing inline data
4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Theodore Ts'o <>

commit 6e8ab72a812396996035a37e5ca4b3b99b5d214b upstream.

When converting from an inode from storing the data in-line to a data
block, ext4_destroy_inline_data_nolock() was only clearing the on-disk
copy of the i_blocks[] array. It was not clearing copy of the
i_blocks[] in ext4_inode_info, in i_data[], which is the copy actually
used by ext4_map_blocks().

This didn't matter much if we are using extents, since the extents
header would be invalid and thus the extents could would re-initialize
the extents tree. But if we are using indirect blocks, the previous
contents of the i_blocks array will be treated as block numbers, with
potentially catastrophic results to the file system integrity and/or
user data.

This gets worse if the file system is using a 1k block size and
s_first_data is zero, but even without this, the file system can get
quite badly corrupted.

This addresses CVE-2018-10881.

Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

fs/ext4/inline.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/fs/ext4/inline.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/inline.c
@@ -443,6 +443,7 @@ static int ext4_destroy_inline_data_nolo

memset((void *)ext4_raw_inode(&is.iloc)->i_block,
+ memset(ei->i_data, 0, EXT4_MIN_INLINE_DATA_SIZE);

if (ext4_has_feature_extents(inode->i_sb)) {
if (S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode) ||

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