[v3] bus: fsl-mc: fix invalid free in fsl_mc_device_add
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  • [v3] bus: fsl-mc: fix invalid free in fsl_mc_device_add
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Tom Rix July 9, 2020, 3:31 p.m. UTC
From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>

clang static analysis flags this error

fsl-mc-bus.c:695:2: warning: Attempt to free released memory [unix.Malloc]
        kfree(mc_dev);
        ^~~~~~~~~~~~~

The problem block of code is

		mc_bus = kzalloc(sizeof(*mc_bus), GFP_KERNEL);
		if (!mc_bus)
			return -ENOMEM;

		mc_dev = &mc_bus->mc_dev;

mc_bus's structure contains a mc_dev element,
freeing it later is not appropriate.

So check if mc_bus was allocated before freeing mc_dev

This is a case where checkpatch

WARNING: kfree(NULL) is safe and this check is probably not required
+	if (mc_bus)
+		kfree(mc_bus);

is wrong.

Fixes: a042fbed0290 ("staging: fsl-mc: simplify couple of deallocations")

Signed-off-by: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
---
 v1: add a comment to explain freeing uniqueness
 v2: add gregkh's suggestion to comment.
 
 drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

Greg Kroah-Hartman July 10, 2020, 7:48 a.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 08:31:19AM -0700, trix@redhat.com wrote:
> From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> 
> clang static analysis flags this error
> 
> fsl-mc-bus.c:695:2: warning: Attempt to free released memory [unix.Malloc]
>         kfree(mc_dev);
>         ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> The problem block of code is
> 
> 		mc_bus = kzalloc(sizeof(*mc_bus), GFP_KERNEL);
> 		if (!mc_bus)
> 			return -ENOMEM;
> 
> 		mc_dev = &mc_bus->mc_dev;
> 
> mc_bus's structure contains a mc_dev element,
> freeing it later is not appropriate.
> 
> So check if mc_bus was allocated before freeing mc_dev
> 
> This is a case where checkpatch
> 
> WARNING: kfree(NULL) is safe and this check is probably not required
> +	if (mc_bus)
> +		kfree(mc_bus);
> 
> is wrong.
> 
> Fixes: a042fbed0290 ("staging: fsl-mc: simplify couple of deallocations")
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> ---
>  v1: add a comment to explain freeing uniqueness
>  v2: add gregkh's suggestion to comment.
>  
>  drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c | 12 ++++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c b/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
> index 40526da5c6a6..839d96d03f0d 100644
> --- a/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
> +++ b/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
> @@ -691,8 +691,16 @@ int fsl_mc_device_add(struct fsl_mc_obj_desc *obj_desc,
>  
>  error_cleanup_dev:
>  	kfree(mc_dev->regions);
> -	kfree(mc_bus);
> -	kfree(mc_dev);
> +	/*
> +	 * mc_bus allocates a private version of mc_dev
> +	 * it is not appropriate to free the private version.
> +	 * Which means we have to check the pointer before freeing it.
> +	 * Do not remove this check.
> +	 */
> +	if (mc_bus)
> +		kfree(mc_bus);
> +	else
> +		kfree(mc_dev);
>  
>  	return error;
>  }
> -- 
> 2.18.1
> 

Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

Also add a cc: stable to this please when it is applied to a tree, in
the proper place, as it fixes a bug.

thanks,

greg k-h
Laurentiu Tudor July 10, 2020, 10:32 a.m. UTC | #2
On 7/9/2020 6:31 PM, trix@redhat.com wrote:
> From: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> 
> clang static analysis flags this error
> 
> fsl-mc-bus.c:695:2: warning: Attempt to free released memory [unix.Malloc]
>         kfree(mc_dev);
>         ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> The problem block of code is
> 
> 		mc_bus = kzalloc(sizeof(*mc_bus), GFP_KERNEL);
> 		if (!mc_bus)
> 			return -ENOMEM;
> 
> 		mc_dev = &mc_bus->mc_dev;
> 
> mc_bus's structure contains a mc_dev element,
> freeing it later is not appropriate.
> 
> So check if mc_bus was allocated before freeing mc_dev
> 
> This is a case where checkpatch
> 
> WARNING: kfree(NULL) is safe and this check is probably not required
> +	if (mc_bus)
> +		kfree(mc_bus);
> 
> is wrong.
> 
> Fixes: a042fbed0290 ("staging: fsl-mc: simplify couple of deallocations")
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tom Rix <trix@redhat.com>
> ---
>  v1: add a comment to explain freeing uniqueness
>  v2: add gregkh's suggestion to comment.
>  
>  drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c | 12 ++++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c b/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
> index 40526da5c6a6..839d96d03f0d 100644
> --- a/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
> +++ b/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
> @@ -691,8 +691,16 @@ int fsl_mc_device_add(struct fsl_mc_obj_desc *obj_desc,
>  
>  error_cleanup_dev:
>  	kfree(mc_dev->regions);
> -	kfree(mc_bus);
> -	kfree(mc_dev);
> +	/*
> +	 * mc_bus allocates a private version of mc_dev
> +	 * it is not appropriate to free the private version.
> +	 * Which means we have to check the pointer before freeing it.
> +	 * Do not remove this check.
> +	 */
> +	if (mc_bus)
> +		kfree(mc_bus);
> +	else
> +		kfree(mc_dev);
>  
>  	return error;
>  }
> 

Thanks, Tom!

Reviewed-by: Laurentiu Tudor <laurentiu.tudor@nxp.com>

---
Best Regards, Laurentiu

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diff --git a/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c b/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
index 40526da5c6a6..839d96d03f0d 100644
--- a/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
+++ b/drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c
@@ -691,8 +691,16 @@  int fsl_mc_device_add(struct fsl_mc_obj_desc *obj_desc,
 
 error_cleanup_dev:
 	kfree(mc_dev->regions);
-	kfree(mc_bus);
-	kfree(mc_dev);
+	/*
+	 * mc_bus allocates a private version of mc_dev
+	 * it is not appropriate to free the private version.
+	 * Which means we have to check the pointer before freeing it.
+	 * Do not remove this check.
+	 */
+	if (mc_bus)
+		kfree(mc_bus);
+	else
+		kfree(mc_dev);
 
 	return error;
 }