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Date:	Fri, 22 Jun 2007 02:23:10 -0400
From:	Theodore Tso <>
To:	Eric Sandeen <>
Cc:	Andreas Dilger <>,,
	Jim Garlick <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] added sanity check for xattr validation

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 03:50:37PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > Ted,
> > the attached patch adds an extra validity test in check_ext_attr().  If
> > an attribute's e_value_size is zero the current code does not allocate
> > a region for it and as a result the e_value_offs value is not verified.
> > However, if e_value_offs is very large then the later call to
> > ext2fs_ext_attr_hash_entry() can dereference bad memory and crash e2fsck.
> Did this patch get lost?  Don't see it in Hg...

Thanks, I just committed it.

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