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From: Wei Yongjun <>
To: <>, Loic Poulain <>,
	Manivannan Sadhasivam <>,
	Hemant Kumar <>
Cc: <>,
	"Hulk Robot" <>
Subject: [PATCH -next] bus: mhi: pci_generic: Fix possible use-after-free in mhi_pci_remove()
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:03:18 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

This driver's remove path calls del_timer(). However, that function
does not wait until the timer handler finishes. This means that the
timer handler may still be running after the driver's remove function
has finished, which would result in a use-after-free.

Fix by calling del_timer_sync(), which makes sure the timer handler
has finished, and unable to re-schedule itself.

Fixes: 8562d4fe34a3 ("mhi: pci_generic: Add health-check")
Reported-by: Hulk Robot <>
Signed-off-by: Wei Yongjun <>
 drivers/bus/mhi/pci_generic.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/bus/mhi/pci_generic.c b/drivers/bus/mhi/pci_generic.c
index 7c810f02a2ef..5b19e877d17a 100644
--- a/drivers/bus/mhi/pci_generic.c
+++ b/drivers/bus/mhi/pci_generic.c
@@ -708,7 +708,7 @@ static void mhi_pci_remove(struct pci_dev *pdev)
 	struct mhi_pci_device *mhi_pdev = pci_get_drvdata(pdev);
 	struct mhi_controller *mhi_cntrl = &mhi_pdev->mhi_cntrl;
-	del_timer(&mhi_pdev->health_check_timer);
+	del_timer_sync(&mhi_pdev->health_check_timer);
 	if (test_and_clear_bit(MHI_PCI_DEV_STARTED, &mhi_pdev->status)) {

             reply	other threads:[~2021-04-13 15:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-13 16:03 Wei Yongjun [this message]
2021-04-16 15:38 ` [PATCH -next] bus: mhi: pci_generic: Fix possible use-after-free in mhi_pci_remove() Loic Poulain
2021-05-03 22:41 ` Hemant Kumar
2021-05-21 12:17 ` Manivannan Sadhasivam
2021-05-21 12:19   ` Manivannan Sadhasivam
2021-05-21 17:37 ` Manivannan Sadhasivam

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