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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/2] firmware_loader: fix use-after-free in firmware_fallback_sysfs
On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 05:41:34PM +0530, Anirudh Rayabharam wrote:
> This use-after-free happens when a fw_priv object has been freed but
> hasn't been removed from the pending list (pending_fw_head). The next
> time fw_load_sysfs_fallback tries to insert into the list, it ends up
> accessing the pending_list member of the previoiusly freed fw_priv.
> The root cause here is that all code paths that abort the fw load
> don't delete it from the pending list. For example:
> _request_firmware()
> -> fw_abort_batch_reqs()
> -> fw_state_aborted()
> To fix this, delete the fw_priv from the list in __fw_set_state() if
> the new state is DONE or ABORTED. This way, all aborts will remove
> the fw_priv from the list. Accordingly, remove calls to list_del_init
> that were being made before calling fw_state_(aborted|done).
> Also, in fw_load_sysfs_fallback, don't add the fw_priv to the pending
> list if it is already aborted. Instead, just jump out and return early.
> Fixes: bcfbd3523f3c ("firmware: fix a double abort case with fw_load_sysfs_fallback")
> Reported-by:
> Tested-by:

Curious, how do you get syzbot to test this, I mean your custom tree?

> Signed-off-by: Anirudh Rayabharam <>

With the changes Shua requested being made:

Acked-by: Luis Chamberlain <>


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