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SubjectRe: [Linux-uvc-devel] [BUG] NULL pointer dereference caused by uvcvideo stress test
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Hi Alan,

On Wednesday 15 October 2008, Alan Jenkins wrote:
> Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 October 2008, Alan Jenkins wrote:
> > > If you look at the trace, it happens as "hald-probe-video" opens the
> > > video device. This is from Ubuntu 8.04. Possibly it's significant that
> > > I use the camera first, to make sure it works (I use Kopete, the
> > > settings dialogue includes a video test).
> >
> > The NULL pointer (or rather 0x00000030 pointer) dereference happens in
> > video_open:
> >
> > file->f_op = fops_get(vfl->fops);
> > if (file->f_op->open)
> > err = file->f_op->open(inode, file);
> >
> > file->f_op ends up being NULL. Either vfl->fops is NULL to begin with, or
> > fops_get failed to get a reference to the file_operations structure.
> >
> > I'd be surprised if vfl->fops was NULL. To rule out that case, can you
> > add a BUG_ON(vfl->fops == NULL) before the call to fops_get ?
> >
> > I'm not too familiar with the module loader, but a quick look at the code
> > shows that the module could be marked as being unloaded
> > (MODULE_STATE_GOING) before its exit function is called. If this is the
> > case video_open would still be called, as the video device would still be
> > registered, but fops_get would fail in try_module_get and return a NULL
> > pointer. It seems the pointer returned by fops_get should be tested in
> > video_open.
> >
> > I've CC'ed the v4l maintainer to get his opinion on this.
>
> I put one before and one after
>
> 134 BUG_ON(vfl->fops == NULL);
> 135 file->f_op = fops_get(vfl->fops);
> 136 BUG_ON(file->f_op == NULL);
>
> and the second one triggered

This confirms my suspicion. Could you please try the attached patch ?

Best regards,

Laurent Pinchart
diff --git a/drivers/media/video/v4l2-dev.c b/drivers/media/video/v4l2-dev.c
index 155fdec..7a3c1ed 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/v4l2-dev.c
+++ b/drivers/media/video/v4l2-dev.c
@@ -132,6 +132,11 @@ static int video_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
}
old_fops = file->f_op;
file->f_op = fops_get(vfl->fops);
+ if (file->f_op == NULL) {
+ file->f_op = old_fops;
+ err = -ENODEV;
+ goto out;
+ }
if (file->f_op->open)
err = file->f_op->open(inode, file);
if (err) {
@@ -139,6 +144,7 @@ static int video_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
file->f_op = fops_get(old_fops);
}
fops_put(old_fops);
+out:
mutex_unlock(&videodev_lock);
unlock_kernel();
return err;
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