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From: Luca Coelho <>
	Emmanuel Grumbach <>,
	Luca Coelho <>
Subject: [PATCH 3/7] iwlwifi: mvm: fix a NULL pointer dereference of error in recovery
Date: Wed,  5 Jul 2017 09:05:35 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

From: Emmanuel Grumbach <>

Sometimes, we can have an firmware crash while trying to
recover from a previous firmware problem.
When that happens, lots of things can go wrong. For example
the stations don't get added properly to mvm->fw_id_to_mac_id.

Mac80211 tries to stop A-MPDU upon reconfig but in case of
a firmware crash we will bail out fairly early and in the
end, we won't delete the A-MPDU Rx timeout.
When that timer expired after a double firmware crash,
we end up dereferencing mvm->fw_id_to_mac_id[sta_id]
which is NULL.

Fixes: 10b2b2019d81 ("iwlwifi: mvm: add infrastructure for tracking BA session in driver")
Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Grumbach <>
Signed-off-by: Luca Coelho <>
 drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/sta.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/sta.c b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/sta.c
index 4df5f13fcdae..4a6df45b73df 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/sta.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/intel/iwlwifi/mvm/sta.c
@@ -277,6 +277,18 @@ static void iwl_mvm_rx_agg_session_expired(unsigned long data)
 	/* Timer expired */
 	sta = rcu_dereference(ba_data->mvm->fw_id_to_mac_id[ba_data->sta_id]);
+	/*
+	 * sta should be valid unless the following happens:
+	 * The firmware asserts which triggers a reconfig flow, but
+	 * the reconfig fails before we set the pointer to sta into
+	 * the fw_id_to_mac_id pointer table. Mac80211 can't stop
+	 * A-MDPU and hence the timer continues to run. Then, the
+	 * timer expires and sta is NULL.
+	 */
+	if (!sta)
+		goto unlock;
 	mvm_sta = iwl_mvm_sta_from_mac80211(sta);
 					  sta->addr, ba_data->tid);

  parent reply	other threads:[~2017-07-05  6:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-05  6:05 [PATCH 0/7] iwlwifi: some fixes intended for 4.13 Luca Coelho
2017-07-05  6:05 ` [PATCH 1/7] iwlwifi: dvm: prevent an out of bounds access Luca Coelho
2017-07-05  6:05 ` [PATCH 2/7] iwlwifi: pcie: fix unused txq NULL pointer dereference Luca Coelho
2017-07-05  6:05 ` Luca Coelho [this message]
2017-07-05  6:05 ` [PATCH 4/7] iwlwifi: missing error code in iwl_trans_pcie_alloc() Luca Coelho
2017-07-05  6:05 ` [PATCH 5/7] iwlwifi: fix tracing when tx only is enabled Luca Coelho
2017-07-05  6:05 ` [PATCH 6/7] iwlwifi: mvm: handle IBSS probe_queue in a few missing places Luca Coelho
2017-07-05  6:05 ` [PATCH 7/7] iwlwifi: mvm: defer setting IWL_MVM_STATUS_IN_HW_RESTART Luca Coelho

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