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Subject[PATCH] 2.4.13pre3aa1: expand_fdset() may use invalid pointer
In 2.4.13pre3aa1, expand_fdset() in fs/file.c has a couple of
execution paths that call kfree() on a pointer that hasn't yet been
initialized. A minimal patch is attached.
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Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <chip@pobox.com>
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Index: linux/fs/file.c
--- linux/fs/file.c.old Tue Oct 16 23:28:16 2001
+++ linux/fs/file.c Wed Oct 17 00:29:43 2001
@@ -203,5 +203,5 @@
fd_set *new_openset = 0, *new_execset = 0;
int error, nfds = 0;
- struct rcu_fd_set *arg;
+ struct rcu_fd_set *arg = NULL;

error = -EMFILE;
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