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SubjectRe: ext4: avoid drop reference to iloc.bh twice
On Thu 18-04-19 16:31:18, Pan Bian wrote:
> The reference to iloc.bh has been dropped in ext4_mark_iloc_dirty.
> However, the reference is dropped again if error occurs during
> ext4_handle_dirty_metadata, which may result in use-after-free bugs.
>
> Fixes: fb265c9cb49e("ext4: add ext4_sb_bread() to disambiguate ENOMEM
> cases")
>
> Signed-off-by: Pan Bian <bianpan2016@163.com>

Thanks for the patch! Good spotting. You can add:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

I'm just wondering: Ted, shouldn't we make ext4_mark_iloc_dirty() clear the
iloc.bh pointer on it's own? I believe this is not the first time we had a
bug like this and it would also catch possible use-after-free issues in
case someone tried to use iloc.bh after the reference has been dropped.

Generally the scheme around ext4_get_inode_loc() and
ext4_mark_iloc_dirty() seems to be somewhat error prone. E.g. a quick audit
shows that there's bh leak in ext4_orphan_del() in one of the error paths.
I'll send patches.

Honza

> ---
> fs/ext4/resize.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ext4/resize.c b/fs/ext4/resize.c
> index e7ae26e..4d5c0fc 100644
> --- a/fs/ext4/resize.c
> +++ b/fs/ext4/resize.c
> @@ -874,6 +874,7 @@ static int add_new_gdb(handle_t *handle, struct inode *inode,
> err = ext4_handle_dirty_metadata(handle, NULL, gdb_bh);
> if (unlikely(err)) {
> ext4_std_error(sb, err);
> + iloc.bh = NULL;
> goto errout;
> }
> brelse(dind);
> --
> 2.7.4
>
>
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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