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Subject[044/101] cfg80211: Fix validation of AKM suites
2.6.33-longterm review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Jouni Malinen <>

commit 1b9ca0272ffae212e726380f66777b30a56ed7a5 upstream.

Incorrect variable was used in validating the akm_suites array from
NL80211_ATTR_AKM_SUITES. In addition, there was no explicit
validation of the array length (we only have room for

This can result in a buffer write overflow for stack variables with
arbitrary data from user space. The nl80211 commands using the affected
functionality require GENL_ADMIN_PERM, so this is only exposed to admin

Signed-off-by: Jouni Malinen <>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

net/wireless/nl80211.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/wireless/nl80211.c
+++ b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
@@ -3539,9 +3539,12 @@ static int nl80211_crypto_settings(struc
if (len % sizeof(u32))
return -EINVAL;

+ if (settings->n_akm_suites > NL80211_MAX_NR_AKM_SUITES)
+ return -EINVAL;
memcpy(settings->akm_suites, data, len);

- for (i = 0; i < settings->n_ciphers_pairwise; i++)
+ for (i = 0; i < settings->n_akm_suites; i++)
if (!nl80211_valid_akm_suite(settings->akm_suites[i]))
return -EINVAL;

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