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Subject[PATCH] rsi: fix a dereference on adapter before it has been null checked
From: Colin Ian King <>

The assignment of dev is dereferencing adapter before adapter has
been null checked, potentially leading to a null pointer dereference.
Fix this by simply moving the assignment of dev to a later point
after the sanity null check of adapter.

Detected by CoverityScan CID#1398383 ("Dereference before null check")

Fixes: dad0d04fa7ba ("rsi: Add RS9113 wireless driver")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_usb.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_usb.c b/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_usb.c
index 81df09dd2636..08730227cd18 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_usb.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_usb.c
@@ -73,8 +73,7 @@ static int rsi_write_multiple(struct rsi_hw *adapter,
u8 *data,
u32 count)
- struct rsi_91x_usbdev *dev =
- (struct rsi_91x_usbdev *)adapter->rsi_dev;
+ struct rsi_91x_usbdev *dev;

if (!adapter)
return -ENODEV;
@@ -82,6 +81,7 @@ static int rsi_write_multiple(struct rsi_hw *adapter,
if (endpoint == 0)
return -EINVAL;

+ dev = (struct rsi_91x_usbdev *)adapter->rsi_dev;
if (dev->write_fail)
return -ENETDOWN;

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