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Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:11:26 +0100
From: Petr Matousek <>
Subject: CVE-2015-0275 -- Linux kernel: fs: ext4: fallocate zero range page
 size > block size BUG()

Currently there is a bug in zero range code which causes zero range
calls to only allocate block aligned portion of the range, while
ignoring the rest in some cases.

In some cases, namely if the end of the range is past isize, we do
attempt to preallocate the last nonaligned block. However this might
cause kernel to BUG() in some carefully designed zero range requests on
setups where page size > block size.

Proposed upstream patch:


Petr Matousek / Red Hat Product Security
PGP: 0xC44977CA 8107 AF16 A416 F9AF 18F3  D874 3E78 6F42 C449 77CA

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