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Date:	Wed,  2 Sep 2015 16:45:54 +0200
From:	Lukas Czerner <>
Cc:	Lukas Czerner <>
Subject: [PATCH] ext4: fix potential use after free in __ext4_journal_stop

There is a use-after-free possibility in __ext4_journal_stop() in the
case that we free the handle in the first jbd2_journal_stop() because
we're referencing handle->h_err afterwards. This was introduced in
9705acd63b125dee8b15c705216d7186daea4625 and it is wrong. Fix it by
storing the handle->h_err value beforehand and avoid referencing
potentially freed handle.

Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <>
 fs/ext4/ext4_jbd2.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/ext4_jbd2.c b/fs/ext4/ext4_jbd2.c
index d418431..e770c1ee 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/ext4_jbd2.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/ext4_jbd2.c
@@ -88,13 +88,13 @@ int __ext4_journal_stop(const char *where, unsigned int line, handle_t *handle)
 		return 0;
+	err = handle->h_err;
 	if (!handle->h_transaction) {
-		err = jbd2_journal_stop(handle);
-		return handle->h_err ? handle->h_err : err;
+		rc = jbd2_journal_stop(handle);
+		return err ? err : rc;
 	sb = handle->h_transaction->t_journal->j_private;
-	err = handle->h_err;
 	rc = jbd2_journal_stop(handle);
 	if (!err)

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