Commit 25efb2ff authored by Simon Gander's avatar Simon Gander Committed by Linus Torvalds
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hfsplus: fix crash and filesystem corruption when deleting files

When removing files containing extended attributes, the hfsplus driver may
remove the wrong entries from the attributes b-tree, causing major
filesystem damage and in some cases even kernel crashes.

To remove a file, all its extended attributes have to be removed as well.
The driver does this by looking up all keys in the attributes b-tree with
the cnid of the file.  Each of these entries then gets deleted using the
key used for searching, which doesn't contain the attribute's name when it
should.  Since the key doesn't contain the name, the deletion routine will
not find the correct entry and instead remove the one in front of it.  If
parent nodes have to be modified, these become corrupt as well.  This
causes invalid links and unsorted entries that not even macOS's fsck_hfs
is able to fix.

To fix this, modify the search key before an entry is deleted from the
attributes b-tree by copying the found entry's key into the search key,
therefore ensuring that the correct entry gets removed from the tree.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSimon Gander <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarAnton Altaparmakov <>
Cc: <>

Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent c0cc2711
......@@ -292,6 +292,10 @@ static int __hfsplus_delete_attr(struct inode *inode, u32 cnid,
return -ENOENT;
/* Avoid btree corruption */
hfs_bnode_read(fd->bnode, fd->search_key,
fd->keyoffset, fd->keylength);
err = hfs_brec_remove(fd);
if (err)
return err;
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