[PATCH v2 1/2] afs: Fix accessing YFS xattrs on a non-YFS server

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Thu Mar 11 23:06:31 GMT 2021

If someone attempts to access YFS-related xattrs (e.g. afs.yfs.acl) on a
file on a non-YFS AFS server (such as OpenAFS), then the kernel will jump
to a NULL function pointer because the afs_fetch_acl_operation descriptor
doesn't point to a function for issuing an operation on a non-YFS

Fix this by making afs_wait_for_operation() check that the issue_afs_rpc
method is set before jumping to it and setting -ENOTSUPP if not.  This fix
also covers other potential operations that also only exist on YFS servers.

afs_xattr_get/set_yfs() then need to translate -ENOTSUPP to -ENODATA as the
former error is internal to the kernel.

The bug shows up as an oops like the following:

	BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address: 0000000000000000
	Code: Unable to access opcode bytes at RIP 0xffffffffffffffd6.
	Call Trace:
	 afs_wait_for_operation+0x83/0x1b0 [kafs]
	 afs_xattr_get_yfs+0xe6/0x270 [kafs]
	 ? __check_object_size+0x13f/0x150
	 ? __fput+0x16d/0x250
	RIP: 0033:0x7fb120a9defe

This was triggered with "cp -a" which attempts to copy xattrs, including
afs ones, but is easier to reproduce with getfattr, e.g.:

	getfattr -d -m ".*" /afs/openafs.org/

Fixes: e49c7b2f6de7 ("afs: Build an abstraction around an "operation" concept")
Reported-by: Gaja Sophie Peters <gaja.peters at math.uni-hamburg.de>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
Tested-by: Gaja Sophie Peters <gaja.peters at math.uni-hamburg.de>
cc: linux-afs at lists.infradead.org
Link: http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-afs/2021-March/003498.html [1]

 fs/afs/fs_operation.c |    7 +++++--
 fs/afs/xattr.c        |    8 +++++++-
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/afs/fs_operation.c b/fs/afs/fs_operation.c
index 97cab12b0a6c..71c58723763d 100644
--- a/fs/afs/fs_operation.c
+++ b/fs/afs/fs_operation.c
@@ -181,10 +181,13 @@ void afs_wait_for_operation(struct afs_operation *op)
 		if (test_bit(AFS_SERVER_FL_IS_YFS, &op->server->flags) &&
-		else
+		else if (op->ops->issue_afs_rpc)
+		else
+			op->ac.error = -ENOTSUPP;
-		op->error = afs_wait_for_call_to_complete(op->call, &op->ac);
+		if (op->call)
+			op->error = afs_wait_for_call_to_complete(op->call, &op->ac);
 	switch (op->error) {
diff --git a/fs/afs/xattr.c b/fs/afs/xattr.c
index c629caae5002..4934e325a14a 100644
--- a/fs/afs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/afs/xattr.c
@@ -231,6 +231,8 @@ static int afs_xattr_get_yfs(const struct xattr_handler *handler,
 				ret = -ERANGE;
+	} else if (ret == -ENOTSUPP) {
+		ret = -ENODATA;
@@ -256,6 +258,7 @@ static int afs_xattr_set_yfs(const struct xattr_handler *handler,
 	struct afs_operation *op;
 	struct afs_vnode *vnode = AFS_FS_I(inode);
+	int ret;
 	if (flags == XATTR_CREATE ||
 	    strcmp(name, "acl") != 0)
@@ -270,7 +273,10 @@ static int afs_xattr_set_yfs(const struct xattr_handler *handler,
 		return afs_put_operation(op);
 	op->ops = &yfs_store_opaque_acl2_operation;
-	return afs_do_sync_operation(op);
+	ret = afs_do_sync_operation(op);
+	if (ret == -ENOTSUPP)
+		ret = -ENODATA;
+	return ret;
 static const struct xattr_handler afs_xattr_yfs_handler = {

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