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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] spi: imx: fix issue when tx_buf or rx_buf is NULL
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On Thursday, May 18, 2017 06:01 PM, jiada_wang@mentor.com wrote:
> From: Jiada Wang <jiada_wang@mentor.com>
>
> In case either transfer->tx_buf or transfer->rx_buf is NULL,
> manipulation of buffer in spi_imx_u32_swap_u[8|16]() will cause
> NULL pointer dereference crash.
>
> Add buffer check at very beginning of spi_imx_u32_swap_u[8|16](),
> to avoid such crash.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jiada Wang <jiada_wang@mentor.com>
> Reported-by: Leonard Crestez <leonard.crestez@nxp.com>
> ---
> drivers/spi/spi-imx.c | 6 ++++++
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/spi/spi-imx.c b/drivers/spi/spi-imx.c
> index 782045f..19b30cf 100644
> --- a/drivers/spi/spi-imx.c
> +++ b/drivers/spi/spi-imx.c
> @@ -288,6 +288,9 @@ static void spi_imx_u32_swap_u8(struct spi_transfer *transfer, u32 *buf)
> {
> int i;
>
> + if (!buf)
> + return;
> +
> for (i = 0; i < transfer->len / 4; i++)
> *(buf + i) = cpu_to_be32(*(buf + i));
> }
> @@ -296,6 +299,9 @@ static void spi_imx_u32_swap_u16(struct spi_transfer *transfer, u32 *buf)
> {
> int i;
>
> + if (!buf)
> + return;
> +
> for (i = 0; i < transfer->len / 4; i++) {
> u16 *temp = (u16 *)buf;
>
>

Hi, thanks for the patch.

But I think we missing something here. We return from a void function()
so the error keeps hidden. The root cause is calling this functions with a NULL
pointer. See if you can fix this by find the caller and check if the parameter
hand over are valid.

Cheers
Chris


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