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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] HID: ntrig don't dereference unclaimed hidinput
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 02:50:06AM -0500, Rafi Rubin wrote:
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> On 02/26/11 02:36, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> > Hi Rafi,
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:15:31AM -0500, Rafi Rubin wrote:
> >> Moved the claimed input check before dereferencing field->hidinput to
> >> fix a reported invalid deference bug.
> >
> > How long has this problem been seen? If it is recent, it should
> > perhaps be fixed in the hid core instead. If it turns out to be an old
> > problem, please add stable to the Cc.
>
> I have no idea. Peter discovered it with a preproduction unit. He sent me a
> proposed fix which seemed quite sensible. I have not seen the bug in action nor
> records of the traffic.

Ben tried to get some nouveau fixes in for a new box that box crashed on
bootup. v2.6.38-rc5-115-g6f576d5 is the version I tried but I can't say when
it started.

either way, given that the same fix is in at least one more driver it would
make sense fixing this ealier in the stack.

Cheers,
Peter

> >> Switched to a goto instead of an extra indent for most of the function.
> >
> > If you put these janitory changes into a separate patch, it will be
> > much easier to apply the bugfix to stable versions.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Henrik
>
> It might be a few days, but I'll split that into two patches when I get a chance.
>
> Rafi
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