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From: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
To: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	Anant Thazhemadam <anant.thazhemadam@gmail.com>
Cc: petkan@nucleusys.com, davem@davemloft.net,
	linux-usb@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel-mentees@lists.linuxfoundation.org,
	linux-next@vger.kernel.org, sfr@canb.auug.org.au
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net: usb: rtl8150: don't incorrectly assign random MAC addresses
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2020 11:33:00 -0700
Message-ID: <6307397bd43636fea2e7341d24417cbbc3aaf922.camel@perches.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201011105934.5c988cd3@kicinski-fedora-pc1c0hjn.dhcp.thefacebook.com>

On Sun, 2020-10-11 at 10:59 -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:00:30 +0530 Anant Thazhemadam wrote:
> > In set_ethernet_addr(), if get_registers() succeeds, the ethernet address
> > that was read must be copied over. Otherwise, a random ethernet address
> > must be assigned.
> > 
> > get_registers() returns 0 if successful, and negative error number
> > otherwise. However, in set_ethernet_addr(), this return value is
> > incorrectly checked.
> > 
> > Since this return value will never be equal to sizeof(node_id), a
> > random MAC address will always be generated and assigned to the
> > device; even in cases when get_registers() is successful.
> > 
> > Correctly modifying the condition that checks if get_registers() was
> > successful or not fixes this problem, and copies the ethernet address
> > appropriately.

There are many unchecked uses of set_registers and get_registers
 in this file.

If failures are really expected, then it might be better to fix
them up too.

$ git grep -w '[gs]et_registers' drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:static int get_registers(rtl8150_t * dev, u16 indx, u16 size, void *data)
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:static int set_registers(rtl8150_t * dev, u16 indx, u16 size, const void *data)
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, PHYADD, sizeof(data), data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, PHYCNT, 1, &tmp);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:              get_registers(dev, PHYCNT, 1, data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:              get_registers(dev, PHYDAT, 2, data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, PHYADD, sizeof(data), data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, PHYCNT, 1, &tmp);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:              get_registers(dev, PHYCNT, 1, data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      ret = get_registers(dev, IDR, sizeof(node_id), node_id);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, IDR, netdev->addr_len, netdev->dev_addr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      get_registers(dev, CR, 1, &cr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, CR, 1, &cr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:              set_registers(dev, IDR_EEPROM + (i * 2), 2,
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, CR, 1, &cr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, CR, 1, &data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:              get_registers(dev, CR, 1, &data);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, RCR, 1, &rcr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, TCR, 1, &tcr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, CR, 1, &cr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      get_registers(dev, MSR, 1, &msr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      get_registers(dev, CR, 1, &cr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, CR, 1, &cr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      get_registers(dev, CSCR, 2, &tmp);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      set_registers(dev, IDR, 6, netdev->dev_addr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      get_registers(dev, BMCR, 2, &bmcr);
drivers/net/usb/rtl8150.c:      get_registers(dev, ANLP, 2, &lpa);



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Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-10  6:44 [PATCH] " Anant Thazhemadam
2020-10-10 16:59 ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-10 18:04   ` Anant Thazhemadam
2020-10-10 18:16     ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-10 18:44       ` Anant Thazhemadam
2020-10-10 19:20         ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-11 17:30 ` [PATCH v2] " Anant Thazhemadam
2020-10-11 17:59   ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-11 18:33     ` Joe Perches [this message]
2020-10-11 19:31       ` Petko Manolov
2020-10-11 20:14         ` Joe Perches
2020-10-11 22:14   ` Stephen Rothwell
2020-10-15 21:59     ` Stephen Rothwell
2020-10-15 22:24       ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-15 22:37         ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-18 19:54           ` Jakub Kicinski

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