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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: rtl8188eu: fix possible null dereference
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On 9/25/19 4:32 PM, Connor Kuehl wrote:
> Inside a nested 'else' block at the beginning of this function is a
> call that assigns 'psta' to the return value of 'rtw_get_stainfo()'.
> If 'rtw_get_stainfo()' returns NULL and the flow of control reaches
> the 'else if' where 'psta' is dereferenced, then we will dereference
> a NULL pointer.
>
> Fix this by checking if 'psta' is not NULL before reading its
> 'psta->qos_option' data member.
>
> Addresses-Coverity: ("Dereference null return value")
>
> Signed-off-by: Connor Kuehl <connor.kuehl@canonical.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_xmit.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_xmit.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_xmit.c
> index 952f2ab51347..bf8877cbe9b6 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_xmit.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_xmit.c
> @@ -784,7 +784,7 @@ s32 rtw_make_wlanhdr(struct adapter *padapter, u8 *hdr, struct pkt_attrib *pattr
> memcpy(pwlanhdr->addr2, pattrib->src, ETH_ALEN);
> memcpy(pwlanhdr->addr3, get_bssid(pmlmepriv), ETH_ALEN);
>
> - if (psta->qos_option)
> + if (psta && psta->qos_option)
> qos_option = true;
> } else {
> RT_TRACE(_module_rtl871x_xmit_c_, _drv_err_, ("fw_state:%x is not allowed to xmit frame\n", get_fwstate(pmlmepriv)));
>

This change is a good one, but why not get the same fix at line 779?

Larry

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