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Subject[PATCH] [MTD] mtdchar.c: Fix regression in MEMGETREGIONINFO ioctl()
From: Zev Weiss <>

The MEMGETREGIONINFO ioctl() in mtdchar.c was clobbering user memory by
overwriting more than intended, due to the size of struct
mtd_erase_region_info changing in commit

Fix uses a member-by-member copy into a local struct region_info_user,
which is then copy_to_user()'d (and matches the size correctly by being
of the same type as the pointer passed in the ioctl() call).

Signed-off-by: Zev Weiss <>
Tested-by: Zev Weiss <>
I had been having some problems with userspace memory corruption, and traced
them to a MEMGETREGIONINFO ioctl() on an MTD device. I applied this patch and
it seems to fix the problem, though I am not an expert and there may be a more
correct way to go about doing this. I'm also new at submitting patches, so
hopefully I haven't screwed up the patch-submission etiquette too

drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c | 11 +++++++++--
1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c b/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c
index 13cc67a..0acb135 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/mtdchar.c
@@ -411,14 +411,21 @@ static int mtd_ioctl(struct inode *inode, struct file *file,
struct region_info_user ur;
+ struct mtd_erase_region_info *kr;

if (copy_from_user(&ur, argp, sizeof(struct region_info_user)))
return -EFAULT;

if (ur.regionindex >= mtd->numeraseregions)
return -EINVAL;
- if (copy_to_user(argp, &(mtd->eraseregions[ur.regionindex]),
- sizeof(struct mtd_erase_region_info)))
+ kr = &(mtd->eraseregions[ur.regionindex]);
+ ur.offset = kr->offset;
+ ur.erasesize = kr->erasesize;
+ ur.numblocks = kr->numblocks;
+ if (copy_to_user(argp, &ur, sizeof(struct region_info_user)))
return -EFAULT;

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