Commit 05c69d29 authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo Committed by Jens Axboe

block: fix buffer overflow when printing partition UUIDs

6d1d8050 "block, partition: add partition_meta_info to hd_struct"
added part_unpack_uuid() which assumes that the passed in buffer has
enough space for sprintfing "%pU" - 37 characters including '\0'.

Unfortunately, b5af921e "init: add support for root devices
specified by partition UUID" supplied 33 bytes buffer to the function
leading to the following panic with stackprotector enabled.

  Kernel panic - not syncing: stack-protector: Kernel stack corrupted in: ffffffff81b14c7e

  [<ffffffff815e226b>] panic+0xba/0x1c6
  [<ffffffff81b14c7e>] ? printk_all_partitions+0x259/0x26xb
  [<ffffffff810566bb>] __stack_chk_fail+0x1b/0x20
  [<ffffffff81b15c7e>] printk_all_paritions+0x259/0x26xb
  [<ffffffff81aedfe0>] mount_block_root+0x1bc/0x27f
  [<ffffffff81aee0fa>] mount_root+0x57/0x5b
  [<ffffffff81aee23b>] prepare_namespace+0x13d/0x176
  [<ffffffff8107eec0>] ? release_tgcred.isra.4+0x330/0x30
  [<ffffffff81aedd60>] kernel_init+0x155/0x15a
  [<ffffffff81087b97>] ? schedule_tail+0x27/0xb0
  [<ffffffff815f4d24>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x10
  [<ffffffff81aedc0b>] ? start_kernel+0x3c5/0x3c5
  [<ffffffff815f4d20>] ? gs_change+0x13/0x13

Increase the buffer size, remove the dangerous part_unpack_uuid() and
use snprintf() directly from printk_all_partitions().
Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Reported-by: default avatarSzymon Gruszczynski <>
Cc: Will Drewry <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
parent 85fd0bc9
......@@ -743,7 +743,7 @@ void __init printk_all_partitions(void)
struct hd_struct *part;
char name_buf[BDEVNAME_SIZE];
char devt_buf[BDEVT_SIZE];
char uuid_buf[PARTITION_META_INFO_UUIDLTH * 2 + 5];
* Don't show empty devices or things that have been
......@@ -762,14 +762,16 @@ void __init printk_all_partitions(void)
while ((part = disk_part_iter_next(&piter))) {
bool is_part0 = part == &disk->part0;
uuid[0] = 0;
uuid_buf[0] = '\0';
if (part->info)
part_unpack_uuid(part->info->uuid, uuid);
snprintf(uuid_buf, sizeof(uuid_buf), "%pU",
printk("%s%s %10llu %s %s", is_part0 ? "" : " ",
bdevt_str(part_devt(part), devt_buf),
(unsigned long long)part->nr_sects >> 1,
disk_name(disk, part->partno, name_buf), uuid);
disk_name(disk, part->partno, name_buf),
if (is_part0) {
if (disk->driverfs_dev != NULL &&
disk->driverfs_dev->driver != NULL)
......@@ -222,12 +222,6 @@ static inline void part_pack_uuid(const u8 *uuid_str, u8 *to)
static inline char *part_unpack_uuid(const u8 *uuid, char *out)
sprintf(out, "%pU", uuid);
return out;
static inline int disk_max_parts(struct gendisk *disk)
if (disk->flags & GENHD_FL_EXT_DEVT)
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