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* [PATCH] ocfs2: fix potential use after free
@ 2018-11-25  1:27 Pan Bian
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From: Pan Bian @ 2018-11-25  1:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Mark Fasheh, Joel Becker; +Cc: ocfs2-devel, linux-kernel, Tao Ma, Pan Bian

The function ocfs2_get_dentry calls iput(inode) to drop the reference
count of inode, and if the reference count hits 0, inode is freed.
However, in this function, it then reads inode->i_generation, which may
result in a use after free bug. This patch moves the put operation

Fixes: 781f200cb7a("ocfs2: Remove masklog ML_EXPORT.")
Signed-off-by: Pan Bian <>
 fs/ocfs2/export.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/ocfs2/export.c b/fs/ocfs2/export.c
index 9f88188..4bf8d58 100644
--- a/fs/ocfs2/export.c
+++ b/fs/ocfs2/export.c
@@ -125,10 +125,10 @@ static struct dentry *ocfs2_get_dentry(struct super_block *sb,
 	if (handle->ih_generation != inode->i_generation) {
-		iput(inode);
 		trace_ocfs2_get_dentry_generation((unsigned long long)blkno,
+		iput(inode);
 		result = ERR_PTR(-ESTALE);
 		goto bail;

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