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From d20428480a265b44674a0bf84121a51b7eabfb22 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Simon Gander <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:32:16 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] hfsplus: fix crash and filesystem corruption when deleting
commit 25efb2ffdf991177e740b2f63e92b4ec7d310a92 upstream.
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: Simon Gander <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Reviewed-by: Anton Altaparmakov <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/fs/hfsplus/attributes.c b/fs/hfsplus/attributes.c
index e6d554476db4..eeebe80c6be4 100644
--- a/fs/hfsplus/attributes.c
+++ b/fs/hfsplus/attributes.c
@@ -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;