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From: Lin Ma <>
	Lin Ma <>
Subject: [PATCH v1] hamradio: remove needs_free_netdev to avoid UAF
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 22:14:02 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The former patch "defer 6pack kfree after unregister_netdev" reorders
the kfree of two buffer after the unregister_netdev to prevent the race
condition. It also adds free_netdev() function in sixpack_close(), which
is a direct copy from the similar code in mkiss_close().

However, in sixpack driver, the flag needs_free_netdev is set to true in
sp_setup(), hence the unregister_netdev() will free the netdev
automatically. Therefore, as the sp is netdev_priv, use-after-free

This patch removes the needs_free_netdev = true and just let the
free_netdev to finish this deallocation task.

Signed-off-by: Lin Ma <>
 drivers/net/hamradio/6pack.c | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/hamradio/6pack.c b/drivers/net/hamradio/6pack.c
index bfdf89e54752..8a19a06b505d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/hamradio/6pack.c
+++ b/drivers/net/hamradio/6pack.c
@@ -306,7 +306,6 @@ static void sp_setup(struct net_device *dev)
 	/* Finish setting up the DEVICE info. */
 	dev->netdev_ops		= &sp_netdev_ops;
-	dev->needs_free_netdev	= true;
 	dev->mtu		= SIXP_MTU;
 	dev->hard_header_len	= AX25_MAX_HEADER_LEN;
 	dev->header_ops 	= &ax25_header_ops;

             reply	other threads:[~2021-11-11 14:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-11 14:14 Lin Ma [this message]
2021-11-12  1:55 ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-11-13  4:20 ` patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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