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From: Oliver Neukum <>
To: syzbot <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: KMSAN: uninit-value in smsc75xx_bind
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:43:40 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Am Freitag, den 09.08.2019, 01:48 -0700 schrieb syzbot:
> Hello,
> syzbot found the following crash on:
> HEAD commit:    beaab8a3 fix KASAN build
> git tree:       kmsan

> Call Trace:
>   __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
>   dump_stack+0x191/0x1f0 lib/dump_stack.c:113
>   kmsan_report+0x162/0x2d0 mm/kmsan/kmsan_report.c:109
>   __msan_warning+0x75/0xe0 mm/kmsan/kmsan_instr.c:294
>   smsc75xx_wait_ready drivers/net/usb/smsc75xx.c:976 [inline]
>   smsc75xx_bind+0x541/0x12d0 drivers/net/usb/smsc75xx.c:1483

> Local variable description: ----buf.i93@smsc75xx_bind
> Variable was created at:
>   __smsc75xx_read_reg drivers/net/usb/smsc75xx.c:83 [inline]
>   smsc75xx_wait_ready drivers/net/usb/smsc75xx.c:969 [inline]
>   smsc75xx_bind+0x44c/0x12d0 drivers/net/usb/smsc75xx.c:1483
>   usbnet_probe+0x10d3/0x3950 drivers/net/usb/usbnet.c:1722


this looks like a false positive to me.
The offending code is likely this:

        if (size) {
                buf = kmalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL);
                if (!buf)
                        goto out;

        err = usb_control_msg(dev->udev, usb_rcvctrlpipe(dev->udev, 0),
                              cmd, reqtype, value, index, buf, size,

which uses 'buf' uninitialized. But it is used for input.
What is happening here?


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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-09  8:48 syzbot
2019-08-13 12:43 ` Oliver Neukum [this message]
2019-08-13 15:08   ` Andrey Konovalov
2019-08-14 10:16     ` Oliver Neukum

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