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SubjectRe: [net-mellanox] question about potential null pointer dereference
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 10:36:59AM -0500, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>
> Hello everybody,
>
> While looking into Coverity ID 1350941 I ran into the following piece of
> code at drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/spectrum_switchdev.c:1483:
>
> 1483static void mlxsw_sp_fdb_notify_mac_process(struct mlxsw_sp *mlxsw_sp,
> 1484 char *sfn_pl, int rec_index,
> 1485 bool adding)
> 1486{
> 1487 struct mlxsw_sp_port *mlxsw_sp_port;
> 1488 char mac[ETH_ALEN];
> 1489 u8 local_port;
> 1490 u16 vid, fid;
> 1491 bool do_notification = true;
> 1492 int err;
> 1493
> 1494 mlxsw_reg_sfn_mac_unpack(sfn_pl, rec_index, mac, &fid,
> &local_port);
> 1495 mlxsw_sp_port = mlxsw_sp->ports[local_port];
> 1496 if (!mlxsw_sp_port) {
> 1497 dev_err_ratelimited(mlxsw_sp->bus_info->dev, "Incorrect
> local port in FDB notification\n");
> 1498 goto just_remove;
> 1499 }
> 1500
> 1501 if (mlxsw_sp_fid_is_vfid(fid)) {
> 1502 struct mlxsw_sp_port *mlxsw_sp_vport;
> 1503
> 1504 mlxsw_sp_vport =
> mlxsw_sp_port_vport_find_by_fid(mlxsw_sp_port,
> 1505 fid);
> 1506 if (!mlxsw_sp_vport) {
> 1507 netdev_err(mlxsw_sp_port->dev, "Failed to find a
> matching vPort following FDB notification\n");
> 1508 goto just_remove;
> 1509 }
> 1510 vid = 0;
> 1511 /* Override the physical port with the vPort. */
> 1512 mlxsw_sp_port = mlxsw_sp_vport;
> 1513 } else {
> 1514 vid = fid;
> 1515 }
> 1516
> 1517do_fdb_op:
> 1518 err = mlxsw_sp_port_fdb_uc_op(mlxsw_sp, local_port, mac, fid,
> 1519 adding, true);
> 1520 if (err) {
> 1521 if (net_ratelimit())
> 1522 netdev_err(mlxsw_sp_port->dev, "Failed to set
> FDB entry\n");
> 1523 return;
> 1524 }
> 1525
> 1526 if (!do_notification)
> 1527 return;
> 1528 mlxsw_sp_fdb_call_notifiers(mlxsw_sp_port->learning_sync,
> 1529 adding, mac, vid, mlxsw_sp_port->dev);
> 1530 return;
> 1531
> 1532just_remove:
> 1533 adding = false;
> 1534 do_notification = false;
> 1535 goto do_fdb_op;
> 1536}
>
>
> The issue here is that line 1496 implies that mlxsw_sp_port might be NULL.
> If this is the case, the execution path jumps to line 1532 and then to line
> 1517. All this could end up dereferencing a NULL pointer at line 1522.
>
> Is there any chance for mlxsw_sp_port to be NULL at line 1496 and, at the
> same time, a NULL pointer dereference occurs at line 1522?
>
> I'm trying to figure out if this is a false positive or something that
> actually needs to be fixed.

In theory, yes, it can happen, but it didn't happen yet. I recently
patched that and now it's in Jiri's queue. I guess he'll send it
tomorrow.

https://github.com/jpirko/linux_mlxsw/commit/4160fb9ad6eeacba7736cfdbf7f52248432c2e89

Thanks for looking into this!

>
> I'd really appreciate any comment on this.
> Thank you!
> --
> Gustavo A. R. Silva

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