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authorJohannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>2009-10-31 07:40:37 +0100
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>2009-11-02 15:14:07 -0500
commit7400f42e9d765fa0656b432f3ab1245f9710f190 (patch)
parente9024a059f2c17fb2bfab212ee9d31511d7b8e57 (diff)
cfg80211: fix NULL ptr deref
commit 211a4d12abf86fe0df4cd68fc6327cbb58f56f81 Author: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net> Date: Tue Oct 20 15:08:53 2009 +0900 cfg80211: sme: deauthenticate on assoc failure introduced a potential NULL pointer dereference that some people have been hitting for some reason -- the params.bssid pointer is not guaranteed to be non-NULL for what seems to be a race between various ways of reaching the same thing. While I'm trying to analyse the problem more let's first fix the crash. I think the real fix may be to avoid doing _anything_ if it ended up being NULL, but right now I'm not sure yet. I think http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14342 might also be this issue. Reported-by: Parag Warudkar <parag.lkml@gmail.com> Tested-by: Parag Warudkar <parag.lkml@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/wireless/sme.c b/net/wireless/sme.c
index ece378d531ef..9f0b2800a9d7 100644
--- a/net/wireless/sme.c
+++ b/net/wireless/sme.c
@@ -165,7 +165,7 @@ void cfg80211_conn_work(struct work_struct *work)
struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev =
container_of(work, struct cfg80211_registered_device, conn_work);
struct wireless_dev *wdev;
- u8 bssid[ETH_ALEN];
+ u8 bssid_buf[ETH_ALEN], *bssid = NULL;
@@ -181,7 +181,10 @@ void cfg80211_conn_work(struct work_struct *work)
- memcpy(bssid, wdev->conn->params.bssid, ETH_ALEN);
+ if (wdev->conn->params.bssid) {
+ memcpy(bssid_buf, wdev->conn->params.bssid, ETH_ALEN);
+ bssid = bssid_buf;
+ }
if (cfg80211_conn_do_work(wdev))
wdev->netdev, bssid,