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Subject[PATCH 4.9 012/271] pcrypt: use format specifier in kobject_add
From: Colin Ian King <>

[ Upstream commit b1e3874c75ab15288f573b3532e507c37e8e7656 ]

Passing string 'name' as the format specifier is potentially hazardous
because name could (although very unlikely to) have a format specifier
embedded in it causing issues when parsing the non-existent arguments
to these. Follow best practice by using the "%s" format string for
the string 'name'.

Cleans up clang warning:
crypto/pcrypt.c:397:40: warning: format string is not a string literal
(potentially insecure) [-Wformat-security]

Fixes: a3fb1e330dd2 ("pcrypt: Added sysfs interface to pcrypt")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
crypto/pcrypt.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/crypto/pcrypt.c b/crypto/pcrypt.c
index f8ec3d4ba4a80..a5718c0a3dc4e 100644
--- a/crypto/pcrypt.c
+++ b/crypto/pcrypt.c
@@ -394,7 +394,7 @@ static int pcrypt_sysfs_add(struct padata_instance *pinst, const char *name)
int ret;

pinst->kobj.kset = pcrypt_kset;
- ret = kobject_add(&pinst->kobj, NULL, name);
+ ret = kobject_add(&pinst->kobj, NULL, "%s", name);
if (!ret)
kobject_uevent(&pinst->kobj, KOBJ_ADD);


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