Commit 1a5d5e5d authored by Jeremy Cline's avatar Jeremy Cline Committed by Theodore Ts'o
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ext4: fix spectre gadget in ext4_mb_regular_allocator()

'ac->ac_g_ex.fe_len' is a user-controlled value which is used in the
derivation of 'ac->ac_2order'. 'ac->ac_2order', in turn, is used to
index arrays which makes it a potential spectre gadget. Fix this by
sanitizing the value assigned to 'ac->ac2_order'.  This covers the
following accesses found with the help of smatch:

* fs/ext4/mballoc.c:1896 ext4_mb_simple_scan_group() warn: potential
  spectre issue 'grp->bb_counters' [w] (local cap)

* fs/ext4/mballoc.c:445 mb_find_buddy() warn: potential spectre issue
  'EXT4_SB(e4b->bd_sb)->s_mb_offsets' [r] (local cap)

* fs/ext4/mballoc.c:446 mb_find_buddy() warn: potential spectre issue
  'EXT4_SB(e4b->bd_sb)->s_mb_maxs' [r] (local cap)
Suggested-by: default avatarJosh Poimboeuf <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeremy Cline <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarTheodore Ts'o <>
parent 7d95178c
......@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#include <linux/log2.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/nospec.h>
#include <linux/backing-dev.h>
#include <trace/events/ext4.h>
......@@ -2140,7 +2141,8 @@ ext4_mb_regular_allocator(struct ext4_allocation_context *ac)
* This should tell if fe_len is exactly power of 2
if ((ac->ac_g_ex.fe_len & (~(1 << (i - 1)))) == 0)
ac->ac_2order = i - 1;
ac->ac_2order = array_index_nospec(i - 1,
sb->s_blocksize_bits + 2);
/* if stream allocation is enabled, use global goal */
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