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* [PATCH] fix umask when noACL kernel meets extN tuned for ACLs
@ 2007-01-22 16:55 Hugh Dickins
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From: Hugh Dickins @ 2007-01-22 16:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linus Torvalds; +Cc: Andrew Morton, Tigran Aivazian, linux-ext4, linux-kernel

Fix insecure default behaviour reported by Tigran Aivazian: if an ext2
or ext3 or ext4 filesystem is tuned to mount with "acl", but mounted by
a kernel built without ACL support, then umask was ignored when creating
inodes - though root or user has umask 022, touch creates files as 0666,
and mkdir creates directories as 0777.

This appears to have worked right until 2.6.11, when a fix to the default
mode on symlinks (always 0777) assumed VFS applies umask: which it does,
unless the mount is marked for ACLs; but ext[234] set MS_POSIXACL in
s_flags according to s_mount_opt set according to def_mount_opts.

We could revert to the 2.6.10 ext[234]_init_acl (adding an S_ISLNK test);
but other filesystems only set MS_POSIXACL when ACLs are configured.  We
could fix this at another level; but it seems most robust to avoid setting
the s_mount_opt flag in the first place (at the expense of more ifdefs).

Likewise don't set the XATTR_USER flag when built without XATTR support.

Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <>

 fs/ext2/super.c |    4 ++++
 fs/ext3/super.c |    4 ++++
 fs/ext4/super.c |    4 ++++
 3 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

--- 2.6.20-rc5/fs/ext2/super.c	2007-01-13 08:46:07.000000000 +0000
+++ linux/fs/ext2/super.c	2007-01-15 20:48:38.000000000 +0000
@@ -708,10 +708,14 @@ static int ext2_fill_super(struct super_
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, GRPID);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT2_DEFM_UID16)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, NO_UID32);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT2_DEFM_XATTR_USER)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, XATTR_USER);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT2_DEFM_ACL)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, POSIX_ACL);
 	if (le16_to_cpu(sbi->s_es->s_errors) == EXT2_ERRORS_PANIC)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, ERRORS_PANIC);
--- 2.6.20-rc5/fs/ext3/super.c	2007-01-13 08:46:07.000000000 +0000
+++ linux/fs/ext3/super.c	2007-01-15 20:48:38.000000000 +0000
@@ -1459,10 +1459,14 @@ static int ext3_fill_super (struct super
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, GRPID);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT3_DEFM_UID16)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, NO_UID32);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT3_DEFM_XATTR_USER)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, XATTR_USER);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT3_DEFM_ACL)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, POSIX_ACL);
 	if ((def_mount_opts & EXT3_DEFM_JMODE) == EXT3_DEFM_JMODE_DATA)
 		sbi->s_mount_opt |= EXT3_MOUNT_JOURNAL_DATA;
 	else if ((def_mount_opts & EXT3_DEFM_JMODE) == EXT3_DEFM_JMODE_ORDERED)
--- 2.6.20-rc5/fs/ext4/super.c	2007-01-13 08:46:07.000000000 +0000
+++ linux/fs/ext4/super.c	2007-01-15 20:48:38.000000000 +0000
@@ -1518,10 +1518,14 @@ static int ext4_fill_super (struct super
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, GRPID);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT4_DEFM_UID16)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, NO_UID32);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT4_DEFM_XATTR_USER)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, XATTR_USER);
 	if (def_mount_opts & EXT4_DEFM_ACL)
 		set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, POSIX_ACL);
 	if ((def_mount_opts & EXT4_DEFM_JMODE) == EXT4_DEFM_JMODE_DATA)
 		sbi->s_mount_opt |= EXT4_MOUNT_JOURNAL_DATA;
 	else if ((def_mount_opts & EXT4_DEFM_JMODE) == EXT4_DEFM_JMODE_ORDERED)

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