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SubjectRe: [PATCH] of: overlay: Fix uninitialized vars in dup_and_fixup_symbol_prop()
Hi Frank,

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:27 PM, Frank Rowand <frowand.list@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/10/17 03:26, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> With gcc 4.1.2:
>>
>> drivers/of/overlay.c: In function ‘dup_and_fixup_symbol_prop’:
>> drivers/of/overlay.c:108: warning: ‘overlay_name_len’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>> drivers/of/overlay.c:100: warning: ‘ovinfo’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>>
>> Indeed, if ov->count == 0, both variables are uninitialized, which may
>> lead to a crash when dereferencing ovinfo later.
>>
>> Currently this is a false positive, as the sole creator of of_overlay
>> structures (of_build_overlay_info(), introduced in commit
>> 7518b5890d8ac366 ("of/overlay: Introduce DT overlay support") checks for
>> this.
>>
>> To prevent future issues, add a check for a zero ov->count to
>> dup_and_fixup_symbol_prop(). Note that this does not get rid of the
>> actual compiler warning.
>>
>> Fixes: d1651b03c2df75db ("of: overlay: add overlay symbols to live device tree")
>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
>> ---
>> drivers/of/overlay.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/of/overlay.c b/drivers/of/overlay.c
>> index 8ecfee31ab6d3874..ebe19e0f8e4d1f4b 100644
>> --- a/drivers/of/overlay.c
>> +++ b/drivers/of/overlay.c
>> @@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ static struct property *dup_and_fixup_symbol_prop(struct of_overlay *ov,
>> int overlay_name_len;
>> int target_path_len;
>>
>> - if (!prop->value)
>> + if (!ov->count || !prop->value)
>> return NULL;
>> symbol_path = prop->value;
>>
>
> I did not see this patch due to an overzealous spam filter. I noticed it
> when Rob replied with his applied email.
>
> This check is not needed to prevent accessing overlay_name_len and ovinfo
> when ov->count == 0. That is already prevented by:
>
> if (k >= ov->count)
> goto err_free;
>
> because k will be zero and ov->count will be zero.

Thank you, I stand corrected.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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