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+ ldm-corrupted-partition-table-can-cause-kernel-oops.patch added to -mm tree

The patch titled
     ldm: corrupted partition table can cause kernel oops
has been added to the -mm tree.  Its filename is

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Subject: ldm: corrupted partition table can cause kernel oops
From: Timo Warns <Warns@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

The kernel automatically evaluates partition tables of storage devices. 
The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contains a
bug that causes a kernel oops on certain corrupted LDM partitions.  A
kernel subsystem seems to crash, because, after the oops, the kernel no
longer recognizes newly connected storage devices.

The patch changes ldm_parse_vmdb() to Validate the value of vblk_size.

Signed-off-by: Timo Warns <warns@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Richard Russon <ldm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

 fs/partitions/ldm.c |    5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff -puN fs/partitions/ldm.c~ldm-corrupted-partition-table-can-cause-kernel-oops fs/partitions/ldm.c
--- a/fs/partitions/ldm.c~ldm-corrupted-partition-table-can-cause-kernel-oops
+++ a/fs/partitions/ldm.c
@@ -251,6 +251,11 @@ static bool ldm_parse_vmdb (const u8 *da
 	vm->vblk_size     = get_unaligned_be32(data + 0x08);
+	if (vm->vblk_size == 0) {
+		ldm_error ("Illegal VBLK size");
+		return false;
+	}
 	vm->vblk_offset   = get_unaligned_be32(data + 0x0C);
 	vm->last_vblk_seq = get_unaligned_be32(data + 0x04);

Patches currently in -mm which might be from Warns@xxxxxxxxxxxx are


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