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SubjectRe: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] [PATCH] V4L/DVB: potential leak in dvb-bt8xx
On Sat, 14 Oct 2006, Florin Malita wrote:
> If dvb_attach
> <http://www.coverity.com:7448/display-error.cgi?user=fmalita&magic=8997c91336813f372812011c89e0e75e&source=2693a21be69533084392e43c4f3c5220&runid=86&table=file&line=107>(dst_attach,
> ...) fails in *frontend_init*(), the previously allocated 'state' is
> leaked (Coverity ID 1437).

I believe that 'state' will be kfree'd by the dst_attach() function if there
is a failure. Not what you would expect, to have it allocated in the bt8xx
driver (why do is there??) and freed on error in a different function.

You know, I had a patch to fix all these dst problems two months ago....
>
> Also, when allocating 'state' the result of kmalloc() needs to be checked.
>
> Signed-off-by: Florin Malita <fmalita@gmail.com>
> ---
>
> drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dvb-bt8xx.c | 4 ++++
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dvb-bt8xx.c b/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dvb-bt8xx.c
> index fb6c4cc..d22ba4e 100644
> --- a/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dvb-bt8xx.c
> +++ b/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dvb-bt8xx.c
> @@ -665,6 +665,9 @@ static void frontend_init(struct dvb_bt8
> case BTTV_BOARD_TWINHAN_DST:
> /* DST is not a frontend driver !!! */
> state = (struct dst_state *) kmalloc(sizeof (struct dst_state), GFP_KERNEL);
> + if (!state)
> + break;
> +
> /* Setup the Card */
> state->config = &dst_config;
> state->i2c = card->i2c_adapter;
> @@ -673,6 +676,7 @@ static void frontend_init(struct dvb_bt8
> /* DST is not a frontend, attaching the ASIC */
> if (dvb_attach(dst_attach, state, &card->dvb_adapter) == NULL) {
> printk("%s: Could not find a Twinhan DST.\n", __FUNCTION__);
> + kfree(state);
> break;
> }
> /* Attach other DST peripherals if any */
>
>
>
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