[lkml]   [2022]   [Jan]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH 5.10 166/563] ath11k: Fix a NULL pointer dereference in ath11k_mac_op_hw_scan()
From: Zhou Qingyang <>

[ Upstream commit eccd25136386a04ebf46a64f3a34e8e0fab6d9e1 ]

In ath11k_mac_op_hw_scan(), the return value of kzalloc() is directly
used in memcpy(), which may lead to a NULL pointer dereference on
failure of kzalloc().

Fix this bug by adding a check of arg.extraie.ptr.

This bug was found by a static analyzer. The analysis employs
differential checking to identify inconsistent security operations
(e.g., checks or kfrees) between two code paths and confirms that the
inconsistent operations are not recovered in the current function or
the callers, so they constitute bugs.

Note that, as a bug found by static analysis, it can be a false
positive or hard to trigger. Multiple researchers have cross-reviewed
the bug.

Builds with CONFIG_ATH11K=m show no new warnings, and our static
analyzer no longer warns about this code.

Fixes: d5c65159f289 ("ath11k: driver for Qualcomm IEEE 802.11ax devices")
Signed-off-by: Zhou Qingyang <>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mac.c | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mac.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mac.c
index 835ce805b63ec..18e841e1a016d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mac.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/mac.c
@@ -2320,9 +2320,12 @@ static int ath11k_mac_op_hw_scan(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
arg.scan_id = ATH11K_SCAN_ID;

if (req->ie_len) {
+ arg.extraie.ptr = kmemdup(req->ie, req->ie_len, GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!arg.extraie.ptr) {
+ ret = -ENOMEM;
+ goto exit;
+ }
arg.extraie.len = req->ie_len;
- arg.extraie.ptr = kzalloc(req->ie_len, GFP_KERNEL);
- memcpy(arg.extraie.ptr, req->ie, req->ie_len);

if (req->n_ssids) {

 \ /
  Last update: 2022-01-24 21:09    [W:1.798 / U:0.072 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site