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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/9] of: fix compatible-child-node lookups
On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 4:21 AM Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Rob,
>
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 03:05:57PM +0200, Johan Hovold wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:21:44AM +0200, Johan Hovold wrote:
> > > Several drivers currently use of_find_compatible_node() to lookup child
> > > nodes while failing to notice that the of_find_ functions search the
> > > entire tree depth-first (from a given start node) and therefore can
> > > match unrelated nodes.
> > >
> > > The fact that these functions also drop a reference to the node they
> > > start searching from (e.g. the parent node) is typically also
> > > overlooked, something which can lead to use-after-free bugs (e.g. after
> > > probe deferrals).
> > >
> > > This series adds a new helper, similar to of_get_child_by_name(),
> > > that can be used to lookup compatible child nodes, and uses the new
> > > helper to fix child-node lookups throughout the tree.
> > >
> > > This is related to the fixes I posted about a year ago, which addressed
> > > a similar anti-pattern when looking up child nodes by name. Since it
> > > took me more than a year to get all those fixes into Linus' tree (one
> > > fix is still pending), and as these fixes depend on the new helper, I'm
> > > suggesting that these all go in through Rob's or Greg's trees.
> > >
> > > Alternatively, the helper could go into to -rc2, and I'll be pinging
> > > submaintainers for the coming year as well. ;)
> >
> > Rob has gotten the helper into -rc2 now:
> >
> > 36156f9241cb of: add helper to lookup compatible child node
> >
> > so feel free to pick these fixes up directly for 4.19-rc or -next,
> > whichever you prefer. I've been able to trigger crashes after probe
> > deferrals due to the use-after-free, but this seems unlikely to be
> > exploitable.
> >
> > I think Rob will be picking up any patches that remain by the end of the
> > release cycle for 4.20.
>
> So far only Ulf has picked up the mmc patch below directly, so if you
> could take the rest through your tree for -rc1 that would be great.

Thanks for the reminder, though before the merge window opened would
have been better. I've applied all but the mtd patch.

Rob

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