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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] b43: fix unitialized reads of ret by initializing the array to zero
On Tue,  5 Sep 2017 19:15:50 +0100
Colin King <colin.king@canonical.com> wrote:

> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>
> The u8 char array ret is not being initialized and elements outside
> the range start to end contain just garbage values from the stack.
> This results in a later scan of the array to read potentially
> uninitialized values. Fix this by initializing the array to zero.
> This seems to have been an issue since the very first commit.
>
> Detected by CoverityScan CID#139652 ("Uninitialized scalar variable")
>
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
> ---
> drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/phy_g.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/phy_g.c b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/phy_g.c
> index 822dcaa8ace6..f59c02166462 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/phy_g.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/phy_g.c
> @@ -2297,7 +2297,7 @@ static u8 b43_gphy_aci_detect(struct b43_wldev *dev, u8 channel)
> static u8 b43_gphy_aci_scan(struct b43_wldev *dev)
> {
> struct b43_phy *phy = &dev->phy;
> - u8 ret[13];
> + u8 ret[13] = { 0 };
> unsigned int channel = phy->channel;
> unsigned int i, j, start, end;
>


This fix seems to be correct.
Thanks for finding and fixing the issue.

Reviewed-by: Michael Buesch <m@bues.ch>


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Michael
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