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* [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] fs: reiserfs: xattr: Fix null pointer derefernce in open_xa_root()
@ 2020-10-01  9:05 Anmol Karn
  2020-10-01  9:28 ` Jan Kara
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Anmol Karn @ 2020-10-01  9:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: jack, jeffm
  Cc: syzkaller-bugs, syzbot+9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f, linux-kernel,
	reiserfs-devel, linux-kernel-mentees

d_really_is_negative() checks for the dentry->d_inode whether it's NULL or not, 
but in open_xa_root(), when it checks 'privroot->d_inode', it doesn't check whether
privroot is NULL or not, this leads to a null pointer dereference while calling it 
from open_xa_dir() while initializing xaroot.

- fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
The bug seems to get triggered at this line:
	
if (d_really_is_negative(privroot))
		return ERR_PTR(-EOPNOTSUPP);

Fix it by adding a NULL check for privroot. 

Reported-and-tested-by: syzbot+9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f@syzkaller.appspotmail.com 
Link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f 
Signed-off-by: Anmol Karn <anmol.karan123@gmail.com>
---
 fs/reiserfs/xattr.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
index 28b241cd6987..a75480d0ee7e 100644
--- a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
@@ -121,8 +121,9 @@ static struct dentry *open_xa_root(struct super_block *sb, int flags)
 	struct dentry *privroot = REISERFS_SB(sb)->priv_root;
 	struct dentry *xaroot;
 
-	if (d_really_is_negative(privroot))
+	if (!privroot || d_really_is_negative(privroot)) {
 		return ERR_PTR(-EOPNOTSUPP);
+	}
 
 	inode_lock_nested(d_inode(privroot), I_MUTEX_XATTR);
 
-- 
2.28.0

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* Re: [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] fs: reiserfs: xattr: Fix null pointer derefernce in open_xa_root()
  2020-10-01  9:05 [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] fs: reiserfs: xattr: Fix null pointer derefernce in open_xa_root() Anmol Karn
@ 2020-10-01  9:28 ` Jan Kara
  2020-10-01 10:44   ` Anmol karn
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Jan Kara @ 2020-10-01  9:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Anmol Karn
  Cc: jack, syzbot+9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f, jeffm, syzkaller-bugs,
	linux-kernel, reiserfs-devel, linux-kernel-mentees

On Thu 01-10-20 14:35:47, Anmol Karn wrote:
> d_really_is_negative() checks for the dentry->d_inode whether it's NULL
> or not, but in open_xa_root(), when it checks 'privroot->d_inode', it
> doesn't check whether privroot is NULL or not, this leads to a null
> pointer dereference while calling it from open_xa_dir() while
> initializing xaroot.
> 
> - fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> The bug seems to get triggered at this line:
> 	
> if (d_really_is_negative(privroot))
> 		return ERR_PTR(-EOPNOTSUPP);
> 
> Fix it by adding a NULL check for privroot. 
> 
> Reported-and-tested-by: syzbot+9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f@syzkaller.appspotmail.com 
> Link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f 
> Signed-off-by: Anmol Karn <anmol.karan123@gmail.com>

Thanks for the patch! I've already fixed the problem myself (slightly
differently) but I'll comment about your patch below for educational
purposes :). See
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jack/linux-fs.git/commit/?h=for_next&id=c2bb80b8bdd04dfe32364b78b61b6a47f717af52

> diff --git a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> index 28b241cd6987..a75480d0ee7e 100644
> --- a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> +++ b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> @@ -121,8 +121,9 @@ static struct dentry *open_xa_root(struct super_block *sb, int flags)
>  	struct dentry *privroot = REISERFS_SB(sb)->priv_root;
>  	struct dentry *xaroot;
>  
> -	if (d_really_is_negative(privroot))
> +	if (!privroot || d_really_is_negative(privroot)) {
>  		return ERR_PTR(-EOPNOTSUPP);

I don't think EOPNOTSUPP is correct return code for !privroot case. AFAICS
it would propagate out of reiserfs xattr code and would result in denying
access to lookup_one_len() so xattr dir could never be initialized for such
filesystem. So we need to return 0 (success, no xattrs present) in this
case and because this is just a special case when we are initializing xattr
dir and recurse back into xattr code, I've decided to perform this check
directly in reiserfs_xattr_get().

> +	}

There's no need for additional braces in this 'if'.
>  
>  	inode_lock_nested(d_inode(privroot), I_MUTEX_XATTR);

								Honza
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SUSE Labs, CR
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* Re: [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] fs: reiserfs: xattr: Fix null pointer derefernce in open_xa_root()
  2020-10-01  9:28 ` Jan Kara
@ 2020-10-01 10:44   ` Anmol karn
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Anmol karn @ 2020-10-01 10:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jan Kara
  Cc: syzkaller-bugs, jeffm, syzbot+9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f, open list,
	reiserfs-devel, linux-kernel-mentees

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 2:58 PM Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> wrote:
>
> On Thu 01-10-20 14:35:47, Anmol Karn wrote:
> > d_really_is_negative() checks for the dentry->d_inode whether it's NULL
> > or not, but in open_xa_root(), when it checks 'privroot->d_inode', it
> > doesn't check whether privroot is NULL or not, this leads to a null
> > pointer dereference while calling it from open_xa_dir() while
> > initializing xaroot.
> >
> > - fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> > The bug seems to get triggered at this line:
> >
> > if (d_really_is_negative(privroot))
> >               return ERR_PTR(-EOPNOTSUPP);
> >
> > Fix it by adding a NULL check for privroot.
> >
> > Reported-and-tested-by: syzbot+9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> > Link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=9b33c9b118d77ff59b6f
> > Signed-off-by: Anmol Karn <anmol.karan123@gmail.com>
>
> Thanks for the patch! I've already fixed the problem myself (slightly
> differently) but I'll comment about your patch below for educational
> purposes :). See
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jack/linux-fs.git/commit/?h=for_next&id=c2bb80b8bdd04dfe32364b78b61b6a47f717af52

Ah, no worries, I am glad that, the bug is fixed :).
I will mark this as fixed on syzbot.

>
> > diff --git a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> > index 28b241cd6987..a75480d0ee7e 100644
> > --- a/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> > +++ b/fs/reiserfs/xattr.c
> > @@ -121,8 +121,9 @@ static struct dentry *open_xa_root(struct super_block *sb, int flags)
> >       struct dentry *privroot = REISERFS_SB(sb)->priv_root;
> >       struct dentry *xaroot;
> >
> > -     if (d_really_is_negative(privroot))
> > +     if (!privroot || d_really_is_negative(privroot)) {
> >               return ERR_PTR(-EOPNOTSUPP);
>
> I don't think EOPNOTSUPP is correct return code for !privroot case. AFAICS
> it would propagate out of reiserfs xattr code and would result in denying
> access to lookup_one_len() so xattr dir could never be initialized for such
> filesystem. So we need to return 0 (success, no xattrs present) in this
> case and because this is just a special case when we are initializing xattr
> dir and recurse back into xattr code, I've decided to perform this check
> directly in reiserfs_xattr_get().

Thanks for the review and information, sir.

>
> > +     }
>
> There's no need for additional braces in this 'if'.
> >
> >       inode_lock_nested(d_inode(privroot), I_MUTEX_XATTR);
>
>                                                                 Honza
> --
> Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
> SUSE Labs, CR

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