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Date:   Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:56:06 -0800
From:   Eric Biggers <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/5] ext4: prevent creating duplicate encrypted filenames

From: Eric Biggers <>

As described in "fscrypt: add fscrypt_is_nokey_name()", it's possible to
create a duplicate filename in an encrypted directory by creating a file
concurrently with adding the directory's encryption key.

Fix this bug on ext4 by rejecting no-key dentries in ext4_add_entry().

Note that the duplicate check in ext4_find_dest_de() sometimes prevented
this bug.  However in many cases it didn't, since ext4_find_dest_de()
doesn't examine every dentry.

Fixes: 4461471107b7 ("ext4 crypto: enable filename encryption")
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>
 fs/ext4/namei.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/namei.c b/fs/ext4/namei.c
index 33509266f5a0..793fc7db9d28 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/namei.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/namei.c
@@ -2195,6 +2195,9 @@ static int ext4_add_entry(handle_t *handle, struct dentry *dentry,
 	if (!dentry->d_name.len)
 		return -EINVAL;
+	if (fscrypt_is_nokey_name(dentry))
+		return -ENOKEY;
 	if (sb_has_strict_encoding(sb) && IS_CASEFOLDED(dir) &&
 	    sb->s_encoding && utf8_validate(sb->s_encoding, &dentry->d_name))

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