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Subject[PATCH] USB Pegasus driver - avoid a potential NULL pointer dereference.

This patch makes sure we don't dereference a NULL pointer in
drivers/net/usb/pegasus.c::write_bulk_callback() in the initial
struct net_device *net = pegasus->net; assignment.
The existing code checks if 'pegasus' is NULL and bails out if
it is, so we better not touch that pointer until after that check.

Please consider merging.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>

drivers/net/usb/pegasus.c | 4 +++-
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/pegasus.c b/drivers/net/usb/pegasus.c
index a05fd97..04cba6b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/pegasus.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/pegasus.c
@@ -768,11 +768,13 @@ done:
static void write_bulk_callback(struct urb *urb)
pegasus_t *pegasus = urb->context;
- struct net_device *net = pegasus->net;
+ struct net_device *net;

if (!pegasus)

+ net = pegasus->net;
if (!netif_device_present(net) || !netif_running(net))

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