[033/146] ext4: fix possible use-after-free in

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Jun 01 2011 - 04:09:21 EST

2.6.38-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 1bb933fb1fa8e4cb337a0d5dfd2ff4c0dc2073e8 upstream.

We need to take reference to the s_li_request after we take a mutex,
because it might be freed since then, hence result in accessing old
already freed memory. Also we should protect the whole
ext4_remove_li_request() because ext4_li_info might be in the process of
being freed in ext4_lazyinit_thread().

Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>

fs/ext4/super.c | 10 ++++++----
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -2716,14 +2716,16 @@ static void ext4_remove_li_request(struc

static void ext4_unregister_li_request(struct super_block *sb)
- struct ext4_li_request *elr = EXT4_SB(sb)->s_li_request;
- if (!ext4_li_info)
+ mutex_lock(&ext4_li_mtx);
+ if (!ext4_li_info) {
+ mutex_unlock(&ext4_li_mtx);
+ }

- ext4_remove_li_request(elr);
+ ext4_remove_li_request(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_li_request);
+ mutex_unlock(&ext4_li_mtx);

static struct task_struct *ext4_lazyinit_task;

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