File libext2fs-fix-potential-buffer-overflow-in-closefs.patch of Package e2fsprogs.4950

From 49d0fe2a14f2a23da2fe299643379b8c1d37df73 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Theodore Ts'o <>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:46:39 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] libext2fs: fix potential buffer overflow in closefs()
References: bsc#918346 CVE-2015-1572

The bug fix in f66e6ce4446: "libext2fs: avoid buffer overflow if
s_first_meta_bg is too big" had a typo in the fix for
ext2fs_closefs().  In practice most of the security exposure was from
the openfs path, since this meant if there was a carefully crafted
file system, buffer overrun would be triggered when the file system was

However, if corrupted file system didn't trip over some corruption
check, and then the file system was modified via tune2fs or debugfs,
such that the superblock was marked dirty and then written out via the
closefs() path, it's possible that the buffer overrun could be
triggered when the file system is closed.

Also clear up a signed vs unsigned warning while we're at it.

Thanks to Nick Kralevich <> for asking me to look at
compiler warning in the code in question, which led me to notice the
bug in f66e6ce4446.

Addresses: CVE-2015-1572

Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <>
Acked-by: Jan Kara <>
 lib/ext2fs/closefs.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lib/ext2fs/closefs.c b/lib/ext2fs/closefs.c
index 1f9911311a1a..ab5b2fb2365e 100644
--- a/lib/ext2fs/closefs.c
+++ b/lib/ext2fs/closefs.c
@@ -287,7 +287,7 @@ errcode_t ext2fs_flush2(ext2_filsys fs, int flags)
 	dgrp_t		j;
 	char	*group_ptr;
-	int	old_desc_blocks;
+	blk64_t	old_desc_blocks;
 	struct ext2fs_numeric_progress_struct progress;
@@ -346,7 +346,7 @@ errcode_t ext2fs_flush2(ext2_filsys fs, int flags)
 	group_ptr = (char *) group_shadow;
 	if (fs->super->s_feature_incompat & EXT2_FEATURE_INCOMPAT_META_BG) {
 		old_desc_blocks = fs->super->s_first_meta_bg;
-		if (old_desc_blocks > fs->super->s_first_meta_bg)
+		if (old_desc_blocks > fs->desc_blocks)
 			old_desc_blocks = fs->desc_blocks;
 	} else
 		old_desc_blocks = fs->desc_blocks;