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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] net: phy: Fix use after free in phy_detach()
On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 03:18:31PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> If device_release_driver(&phydev->mdio.dev) is called, it releases all
> resources belonging to the PHY device. Hence the subsequent call to
> phy_led_triggers_unregister() will access already freed memory when
> unregistering the LEDs.
>
> Move the call to phy_led_triggers_unregister() before the possible call
> to device_release_driver() to fix this.
>
> Fixes: 2e0bc452f4721520 ("net: phy: leds: add support for led triggers on phy link state change")
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
> ---
> This is v2 of "[RFC] net: phy: Fix double free in phy_detach()".
>
> v2:
> - Dropped RFC,
> - Reworded, as commit a7dac9f9c1695d74 ("phy: fix error case of
> phy_led_triggers_(un)register") fixed the double free, and thus the
> warning I was seeing during "poweroff" on sh73a0/kzm9g,
> - Verified use after free using CONFIG_DEBUG_DEVRES, log_devres = 1,
> and additional debug code printing the address of
> phy->phy_led_triggers. Adding poisoning of freed memory to
> devres_log() will cause a crash.
> ---
> drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
> index ba86c191a13ea81c..a1d6e13b1b4113a4 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
> @@ -981,6 +981,8 @@ void phy_detach(struct phy_device *phydev)
> phydev->attached_dev = NULL;
> phy_suspend(phydev);
>
> + phy_led_triggers_unregister(phydev);
> +
> /* If the device had no specific driver before (i.e. - it
> * was using the generic driver), we unbind the device
> * from the generic driver so that there's a chance a
> @@ -994,8 +996,6 @@ void phy_detach(struct phy_device *phydev)
> }
> }
>
> - phy_led_triggers_unregister(phydev);
> -
> /*
> * The phydev might go away on the put_device() below, so avoid
> * a use-after-free bug by reading the underlying bus first.
> --
> 1.9.1
>

I was able to recreate the issue and confirmed this patch fixes it.
Tested-by: Zach Brown <zach.brown@ni.com>

--Zach

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