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Subject[PATCH] autofs4: Do not potentially dereference NULL pointer returned by fget() in autofs_dev_ioctl_setpipefd()

In fs/autofs4/dev-ioctl.c::autofs_dev_ioctl_setpipefd() we call fget(),
which may return NULL, but we do not explicitly test for that NULL return
so we may end up dereferencing a NULL pointer - bad.

When I originally submitted this patch I had chosen EBUSY as the return
value to use if this happens. Ian Kent was kind enough to explain why that
would most likely be wrong and why EBADF should most likely be used
instead. This version of the patch uses EBADF.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>
dev-ioctl.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/autofs4/dev-ioctl.c b/fs/autofs4/dev-ioctl.c
index eff9a41..a650d7e 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/dev-ioctl.c
+++ b/fs/autofs4/dev-ioctl.c
@@ -372,6 +372,10 @@ static int autofs_dev_ioctl_setpipefd(struct file *fp,
return -EBUSY;
} else {
struct file *pipe = fget(pipefd);
+ if (!pipe) {
+ err = -EBADF;
+ goto out;
+ }
if (!pipe->f_op || !pipe->f_op->write) {
err = -EPIPE;

Jesper Juhl <>
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