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Subject[PATCH 4.12 157/196] iser-target: Avoid isert_conn->cm_id dereference in isert_login_recv_done
4.12-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Nicholas Bellinger <>

commit fce50a2fa4e9c6e103915c351b6d4a98661341d6 upstream.

This patch fixes a NULL pointer dereference in isert_login_recv_done()
of isert_conn->cm_id due to isert_cma_handler() -> isert_connect_error()
resetting isert_conn->cm_id = NULL during a failed login attempt.

As per Sagi, we will always see the completion of all recv wrs posted
on the qp (given that we assigned a ->done handler), this is a FLUSH
error completion, we just don't get to verify that because we deref
NULL before.

The issue here, was the assumption that dereferencing the connection
cm_id is always safe, which is not true since:

commit 4a579da2586bd3b79b025947ea24ede2bbfede62
Author: Sagi Grimberg <>
Date: Sun Mar 29 15:52:04 2015 +0300

iser-target: Fix possible deadlock in RDMA_CM connection error

As I see it, we have a direct reference to the isert_device from
isert_conn which is the one-liner fix that we actually need like
we do in isert_rdma_read_done() and isert_rdma_write_done().

Reported-by: Andrea Righi <>
Tested-by: Andrea Righi <>
Reviewed-by: Sagi Grimberg <>
Signed-off-by: Nicholas Bellinger <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/infiniband/ulp/isert/ib_isert.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/infiniband/ulp/isert/ib_isert.c
+++ b/drivers/infiniband/ulp/isert/ib_isert.c
@@ -1452,7 +1452,7 @@ static void
isert_login_recv_done(struct ib_cq *cq, struct ib_wc *wc)
struct isert_conn *isert_conn = wc->qp->qp_context;
- struct ib_device *ib_dev = isert_conn->cm_id->device;
+ struct ib_device *ib_dev = isert_conn->device->ib_device;

if (unlikely(wc->status != IB_WC_SUCCESS)) {
isert_print_wc(wc, "login recv");

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