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* staging: rtl8723bs mask values in wpa_set_auth_algs
@ 2021-07-09 14:53 Colin Ian King
  2021-07-15 10:08 ` Fabio Aiuto
  2021-07-15 14:57 ` [PATCH] staging: rtl8723bs: fix wpa_set_auth_algs() function Fabio Aiuto
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Colin Ian King @ 2021-07-09 14:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Quytelda Kahja; +Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman, linux-staging, linux-kernel

Hi,

Static analysis with Coverity has found an issue introduced by the
following commit:

commit 5befa937e8daaebcde81b9423eb93f3ff2e918f7
Author: Quytelda Kahja <quytelda@tamalin.org>
Date:   Tue Mar 27 01:41:02 2018 -0700

    staging: rtl8723bs: Fix IEEE80211 authentication algorithm constants.

The analysis is as follows:

347 static int wpa_set_auth_algs(struct net_device *dev, u32 value)
348 {
349        struct adapter *padapter = rtw_netdev_priv(dev);
350        int ret = 0;
351
352        if ((value & WLAN_AUTH_SHARED_KEY) && (value & WLAN_AUTH_OPEN)) {

Logically dead code (DEADCODE)

353                padapter->securitypriv.ndisencryptstatus =
Ndis802_11Encryption1Enabled;
354                padapter->securitypriv.ndisauthtype =
Ndis802_11AuthModeAutoSwitch;
355                padapter->securitypriv.dot11AuthAlgrthm =
dot11AuthAlgrthm_Auto;
356        } else if (value & WLAN_AUTH_SHARED_KEY)        {
357                padapter->securitypriv.ndisencryptstatus =
Ndis802_11Encryption1Enabled;
358
359                padapter->securitypriv.ndisauthtype =
Ndis802_11AuthModeShared;
360                padapter->securitypriv.dot11AuthAlgrthm =
dot11AuthAlgrthm_Shared;
   dead_error_condition: The condition value & 0U cannot be true.
361        } else if (value & WLAN_AUTH_OPEN) {
362                /* padapter->securitypriv.ndisencryptstatus =
Ndis802_11EncryptionDisabled; */

Logically dead code (DEADCODE)

363                if (padapter->securitypriv.ndisauthtype <
Ndis802_11AuthModeWPAPSK) {
364                        padapter->securitypriv.ndisauthtype =
Ndis802_11AuthModeOpen;
365                        padapter->securitypriv.dot11AuthAlgrthm =
dot11AuthAlgrthm_Open;
366                }
367        } else {
368                ret = -EINVAL;
369        }
370
371        return ret;
372
373 }

The deadcode warnings occur because the mask value of WLAN_AUTH_OPEN is
defined in /include/linux/ieee80211.h as:

#define WLAN_AUTO_OPEN 0

and so any value masked with 0 is 0 and hence that part of the if
statement is always false.

The original code was using the mask values:

AUTH_ALG_SHARED_KEY and also AUTH_ALG_OPEN_SYSTEM that are defined as:

#define AUTH_ALG_OPEN_SYSTEM                   0x1
#define AUTH_ALG_SHARED_KEY                    0x2

So this appears to be a regression. I'm not sure the best approach for a
suitable fix to use the intended macros in ieee80211.h

Colin




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