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From: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@linux.intel.com>
To: Gen Zhang <blackgod016574@gmail.com>, sean@poorly.run
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drm_edid-load: Fix a missing-check bug in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 17:55:35 +0300
Message-ID: <87o93u7d3s.fsf@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190522123920.GB6772@zhanggen-UX430UQ>

On Wed, 22 May 2019, Gen Zhang <blackgod016574@gmail.com> wrote:
> In drm_load_edid_firmware(), fwstr is allocated by kstrdup(). And fwstr
> is dereferenced in the following codes. However, memory allocation 
> functions such as kstrdup() may fail and returns NULL. Dereferencing 
> this null pointer may cause the kernel go wrong. Thus we should check 
> this kstrdup() operation.
> Further, if kstrdup() returns NULL, we should return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM) to
> the caller site.

strsep() handles the NULL pointer just fine, so there won't be a NULL
dereference. However this patch seems like the right thing to do anyway.

Reviewed-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@intel.com>

>
> Signed-off-by: Gen Zhang <blackgod016574@gmail.com>
>
> ---
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c
> index a491509..a0e107a 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c
> @@ -290,6 +290,8 @@ struct edid *drm_load_edid_firmware(struct drm_connector *connector)
>  	 * the last one found one as a fallback.
>  	 */
>  	fwstr = kstrdup(edid_firmware, GFP_KERNEL);
> +	if (!fwstr)
> +		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
>  	edidstr = fwstr;
>  
>  	while ((edidname = strsep(&edidstr, ","))) {
> ---
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-- 
Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Graphics Center

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-22 12:39 Gen Zhang
2019-05-22 14:55 ` Jani Nikula [this message]
2019-05-24  2:32   ` [PATCH] drm_edid-load: Fix a missing-check bug in drm_load_edid_firmware() Gen Zhang
2019-05-24 18:02     ` Jani Nikula
2019-06-18 22:38   ` [PATCH] drm_edid-load: Fix a missing-check bug in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c Tyler Hicks

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