Patchwork [hardy,CVE,1/1] cifs: fix possible memory corruption in CIFSFindNext

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Submitter Andy Whitcroft
Date Sept. 13, 2011, 1:24 p.m.
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Andy Whitcroft - Sept. 13, 2011, 1:24 p.m.
From: Jeff Layton <>

The name_len variable in CIFSFindNext is a signed int that gets set to
the resume_name_len in the cifs_search_info. The resume_name_len however
is unsigned and for some infolevels is populated directly from a 32 bit
value sent by the server.

If the server sends a very large value for this, then that value could
look negative when converted to a signed int. That would make that
value pass the PATH_MAX check later in CIFSFindNext. The name_len would
then be used as a length value for a memcpy. It would then be treated
as unsigned again, and the memcpy scribbles over a ton of memory.

Fix this by making the name_len an unsigned value in CIFSFindNext.

Cc: <>
Reported-by: Darren Lavender <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <>
Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
Signed-off-by: Suresh Jayaraman <>

(backported from commit c32dfffaf59f73bbcf4472141b851a4dc5db2bf0 cifs-2.6.git)
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <>
 fs/cifs/cifssmb.c |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)


diff --git a/fs/cifs/cifssmb.c b/fs/cifs/cifssmb.c
index a3d2a52..2b99900 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/cifssmb.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/cifssmb.c
@@ -3651,7 +3651,8 @@  int CIFSFindNext(const int xid, struct cifsTconInfo *tcon,
 	T2_FNEXT_RSP_PARMS * parms;
 	char *response_data;
 	int rc = 0;
-	int bytes_returned, name_len;
+	int bytes_returned;
+	unsigned int name_len;
 	__u16 params, byte_count;
 	cFYI(1, ("In FindNext"));