[ 3.5.yuz extended stable ] Patch "NFSD: pass null terminated buf to kstrtouint()" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Thu Nov 15 05:47:15 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    NFSD: pass null terminated buf to kstrtouint()

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.yuz tree, see



>From b475512a3100e0ddfa57df16d9dc3c6e414d7a59 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Malahal Naineni <malahal at us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:25:47 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] NFSD: pass null terminated buf to kstrtouint()

commit 9959ba0c241a71c7ed8133401cfbbee2720da0b5 upstream.

The 'buf' is prepared with null termination with intention of using it for
this purpose, but 'name' is passed instead!

Signed-off-by: Malahal Naineni <malahal at us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <bfields at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 fs/nfsd/nfs4idmap.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/nfsd/nfs4idmap.c b/fs/nfsd/nfs4idmap.c
index dae36f1..b6f782e 100644
--- a/fs/nfsd/nfs4idmap.c
+++ b/fs/nfsd/nfs4idmap.c
@@ -598,7 +598,7 @@ numeric_name_to_id(struct svc_rqst *rqstp, int type, const char *name, u32 namel
 	/* Just to make sure it's null-terminated: */
 	memcpy(buf, name, namelen);
 	buf[namelen] = '\0';
-	ret = kstrtouint(name, 10, id);
+	ret = kstrtouint(buf, 10, id);
 	return ret == 0;


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