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Bug 228722 - [RHEL4] [patch] cid-10 Add missing NULL check to e2fsck_get_dir_info()
Summary: [RHEL4] [patch] cid-10 Add missing NULL check to e2fsck_get_dir_info()
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: 4.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Eric Sandeen
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
Blocks: 239341
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-14 17:02 UTC by Bryn M. Reeves
Modified: 2018-10-19 22:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0758
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-15 16:01:42 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
e2fsck - check return value of e2fsck_get_dir_info() (deleted)
2007-02-14 17:02 UTC, Bryn M. Reeves
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0758 normal SHIPPED_LIVE e2fsprogs bug fix update 2007-11-14 17:06:52 UTC

Description Bryn M. Reeves 2007-02-14 17:02:18 UTC
Description of problem:
e2fsck calls e2fsck_get_dir_info() to retrieve directory information, but it is
possible that e2fsck_get_dir_info() returns a NULL pointer. We do not want to
blow up when dereferencing p.  It seems to be more sane/safe to call
fix_problem(ctx, PR_3_NO_DIRINFO, pctx) if p is NULL at this point since we do
not have any DIRINFO for pctx->ino.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Difficult - currently don't have a way to trigger this one easily, but the flaw
is fairly obvious. 
Actual results:
e2fsck may dereference a NULL pointer.

Expected results:
e2fsck checks return value and avoids dereferencing a NULL.

Comment 1 Bryn M. Reeves 2007-02-14 17:02:19 UTC
Created attachment 148068 [details]
e2fsck - check return value of e2fsck_get_dir_info()

Comment 4 Eric Sandeen 2007-05-29 20:33:10 UTC
upstream commit

Comment 6 Benjamin Kahn 2007-06-08 14:37:47 UTC
Applying a DEV_ACK for Eric Sandeen <>.  This bug
    was found by coverity and has a patch available.

Comment 8 Eric Sandeen 2007-07-02 20:43:47 UTC
In cvs as of e2fsprogs-1.35-12.7.el4

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-15 16:01:42 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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