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authorDave Jones <>2013-10-11 04:05:35 +0400
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2013-10-22 11:41:44 +0400
commit546a50594e6241e2002cddbef7c350e177e08e52 (patch)
parent0ffc34c0d09a7d36ff84d1ac506a352a06ef5e4e (diff)
ext4: fix memory leak in xattr
commit 6e4ea8e33b2057b85d75175dd89b93f5e26de3bc upstream. If we take the 2nd retry path in ext4_expand_extra_isize_ea, we potentionally return from the function without having freed these allocations. If we don't do the return, we over-write the previous allocation pointers, so we leak either way. Spotted with Coverity. [ Fixed by tytso to set is and bs to NULL after freeing these pointers, in case in the retry loop we later end up triggering an error causing a jump to cleanup, at which point we could have a double free bug. -- Ted ] Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <> Reviewed-by: Eric Sandeen <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/ext4/xattr.c b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
index c2865cc3101e..8f797ae58812 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/xattr.c
@@ -1271,6 +1271,8 @@ retry:
s_min_extra_isize) {
new_extra_isize = s_min_extra_isize;
+ kfree(is); is = NULL;
+ kfree(bs); bs = NULL;
goto retry;
error = -1;