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Subject[PATCH 5.6 006/126] ovl: potential crash in ovl_fid_to_fh()
From: Dan Carpenter <>

[ Upstream commit 9aafc1b0187322fa4fd4eb905d0903172237206c ]

The "buflen" value comes from the user and there is a potential that it
could be zero. In do_handle_to_path() we know that "handle->handle_bytes"
is non-zero and we do:

handle_dwords = handle->handle_bytes >> 2;

So values 1-3 become zero. Then in ovl_fh_to_dentry() we do:

int len = fh_len << 2;

So now len is in the "0,4-128" range and a multiple of 4. But if
"buflen" is zero it will try to copy negative bytes when we do the
memcpy in ovl_fid_to_fh().

memcpy(&fh->fb, fid, buflen - OVL_FH_WIRE_OFFSET);

And that will lead to a crash. Thanks to Amir Goldstein for his help
with this patch.

Fixes: cbe7fba8edfc ("ovl: make sure that real fid is 32bit aligned in memory")
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <>
Reviewed-by: Amir Goldstein <>
Cc: <> # v5.5
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
fs/overlayfs/export.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/overlayfs/export.c b/fs/overlayfs/export.c
index 6f54d70cef27..e605017031ee 100644
--- a/fs/overlayfs/export.c
+++ b/fs/overlayfs/export.c
@@ -777,6 +777,9 @@ static struct ovl_fh *ovl_fid_to_fh(struct fid *fid, int buflen, int fh_type)
if (fh_type != OVL_FILEID_V0)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);

+ if (buflen <= OVL_FH_WIRE_OFFSET)
+ return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
fh = kzalloc(buflen, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!fh)
return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);

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