[Bug 206056] [ext2fs][patch][panic] EXT4: mount panic from freeing invalid pointers

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=206056

            Bug ID: 206056
           Summary: [ext2fs][patch][panic] EXT4: mount panic from freeing
                    invalid pointers
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.0-CURRENT
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Keywords: patch
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: damjan.jov at gmail.com
                CC: freebsd-fs at FreeBSD.org
          Keywords: patch

Created attachment 165290
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=165290&action=edit
Preventing a panic when pointers from struct ext2mount's um_e2fs are freed

On Linux I made a 500MB EXT4 filesystem for testing, and when I tried to mount
it in FreeBSD with:

mdconfig -a /path/to/filesystem
mount -t ext2fs -o ro /dev/md0 /path/to/mountpoint

the following error got printed out, followed immediately by a panic:

ext2fs: no space for extra inode timestamps

Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
cpuid = 0; apicid = 00
fault_virtual_address = 0x4
fault code            = supervisor read, page not present
instruction pointer   = 0x20:0xc0b1f1cc
stack pointer         = 0x28:0xcebee898
frame pointer         = 0x28:0xcebee8c0
code segment          = base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b
                      = DPL 0, pres 1, def32 1, gran 1
processor eflags      = interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
current process       = 777 (mount)
[ thread pid 777 tid 100065 ]
Stopped at      free+0x5c:    movl    0x4(%eax),%eax

db> bt
Tracing pid 777 tid 100065 td 0xc4e0c620
free(aa,c54ab298,2a3,2a1,0,...) at free+0x5c/frame 0xcebee8c0
ext2_mount(c4e16a80,c54ab208,c5374380,c4e10800,c4c40a70,...) at
ext2_mount+0x1604/frame 0xceebe9e8
vfs_donmount(c4e4c620,1,0,c4c11b00,c4c11b00,...) at vfs_donmount+0xdc6/frame
0xceebebf0
sys_nmount(c4e0c620,ceebeca8,c506890c,c4e0c620,c506890c,...) at
sys_nmount+0x78/frame 0xceebec18
syscall(ceebece8) at syscall+0x4a6/frame 0xceebecdc
Xint0x80_syscall() at Xint0x80_syscall+0x21/frame 0xceebecdc
--- syscall (378, FreeBSD ELF32, sys_nmount), eip = 0x280e013b, esp =
0xbfbfdd20, ebp = 0xbfbfe278


The "ext2fs: no space for extra inode timestamps" message comes from
compute_sb_data() in ext2_vfsops.c, which returns EINVAL after printing it,
never reaching the subsequent lines that initialize fs->e2fs_gd and
fs->e2fs_contigdirs. When ext2_mountfs() calls compute_sb_data(), it does a
"goto out" on error, and in "out" it attempts to free() those 2 fields. Since
the memory for the struct those fields are in wasn't initialized when it was
allocated, free() is being passed invalid pointers, resulting in a panic.

The attached patch initializes the struct with those fields to zeroes on
allocation, preventing the panic.

I'll investigate the original error that caused this buggy error path to be
taken in a separate issue.

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