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    Subject[043/107] cfg80211: Fix validation of AKM suites
    2.6.32-longterm review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


    From: Jouni Malinen <>

    commit 1b9ca0272ffae212e726380f66777b30a56ed7a5 upstream.

    Incorrect variable was used in validating the akm_suites array from
    NL80211_ATTR_AKM_SUITES. In addition, there was no explicit
    validation of the array length (we only have room for

    This can result in a buffer write overflow for stack variables with
    arbitrary data from user space. The nl80211 commands using the affected
    functionality require GENL_ADMIN_PERM, so this is only exposed to admin

    Signed-off-by: Jouni Malinen <>
    Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    net/wireless/nl80211.c | 5 ++++-
    1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

    --- a/net/wireless/nl80211.c
    +++ b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
    @@ -3364,9 +3364,12 @@ static int nl80211_crypto_settings(struc
    if (len % sizeof(u32))
    return -EINVAL;

    + if (settings->n_akm_suites > NL80211_MAX_NR_AKM_SUITES)
    + return -EINVAL;
    memcpy(settings->akm_suites, data, len);

    - for (i = 0; i < settings->n_ciphers_pairwise; i++)
    + for (i = 0; i < settings->n_akm_suites; i++)
    if (!nl80211_valid_akm_suite(settings->akm_suites[i]))
    return -EINVAL;

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