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From: Chirantan Ekbote <>
To: Miklos Szeredi <>
Cc:, Dylan Reid <>,
	Suleiman Souhlal <>,,
	Chirantan Ekbote <>
Subject: [PATCH] fuse: Fix parameter for FS_IOC_{GET,SET}FLAGS
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 19:26:39 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The ioctl encoding for this parameter is a long but the documentation
says it should be an int and the kernel drivers expect it to be an int.
If the fuse driver treats this as a long it might end up scribbling over
the stack of a userspace process that only allocated enough space for an

This was previously discussed in [1] and a patch for fuse was proposed
in [2].  From what I can tell the patch in [2] was nacked in favor of
adding new, "fixed" ioctls and using those from userspace.  However
there is still no "fixed" version of these ioctls and the fact is that
it's sometimes infeasible to change all userspace to use the new one.

Handling the ioctls specially in the fuse driver seems like the most
pragmatic way for fuse servers to support them without causing crashes
in userspace applications that call them.


Signed-off-by: Chirantan Ekbote <>
 fs/fuse/file.c | 12 +++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/fuse/file.c b/fs/fuse/file.c
index 66214707a9456..fc0a568ee28c8 100644
--- a/fs/fuse/file.c
+++ b/fs/fuse/file.c
@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
 #include <linux/swap.h>
 #include <linux/falloc.h>
 #include <linux/uio.h>
+#include <linux/fs.h>
 static struct page **fuse_pages_alloc(unsigned int npages, gfp_t flags,
 				      struct fuse_page_desc **desc)
@@ -2760,7 +2761,16 @@ long fuse_do_ioctl(struct file *file, unsigned int cmd, unsigned long arg,
 		struct iovec *iov = iov_page;
 		iov->iov_base = (void __user *)arg;
-		iov->iov_len = _IOC_SIZE(cmd);
+		switch (cmd) {
+			iov->iov_len = sizeof(int);
+			break;
+		default:
+			iov->iov_len = _IOC_SIZE(cmd);
+			break;
+		}
 		if (_IOC_DIR(cmd) & _IOC_WRITE) {
 			in_iov = iov;

             reply	other threads:[~2020-07-14 10:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-14 10:26 Chirantan Ekbote [this message]
2020-07-15 12:20 ` [PATCH] fuse: Fix parameter for FS_IOC_{GET,SET}FLAGS Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-15 23:06   ` Sedat Dilek
2020-07-16  5:17     ` Miklos Szeredi

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