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Subject[PATCH v2] net: hso: do not call unregister if not registered
From: Tuba Yavuz <>

On an error path inside the hso_create_net_device function of the hso
driver, hso_free_net_device gets called. This causes a use-after-free
and a double-free if register_netdev has not been called yet as
hso_free_net_device calls unregister_netdev regardless. I think the
driver should distinguish these cases and call unregister_netdev only if
register_netdev has been called.

Signed-off-by: Tuba Yavuz <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
v2: format cleaned up based on feedback from previous review
Forward to Greg to submit due to email problems on Tuba's side

diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/hso.c b/drivers/net/usb/hso.c
index 2bb28db89432..e6b56bdf691d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/hso.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/hso.c
@@ -2366,7 +2366,8 @@ static void hso_free_net_device(struct hso_device *hso_dev, bool bailout)


- if (hso_net->net)
+ if (hso_net->net &&
+ hso_net->net->reg_state == NETREG_REGISTERED)

/* start freeing */
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