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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 16/26] nl80211: fix null pointer dereference
From: Miaoqing Pan <>

[ Upstream commit b501426cf86e70649c983c52f4c823b3c40d72a3 ]

If the interface is not in MESH mode, the command 'iw wlanx mpath del'
will cause kernel panic.

The root cause is null pointer access in mpp_flush_by_proxy(), as the
pointer 'sdata->u.mesh.mpp_paths' is NULL for non MESH interface.

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000068
PC is at _raw_spin_lock_bh+0x20/0x5c
LR is at mesh_path_del+0x1c/0x17c [mac80211]
Process iw (pid: 4537, stack limit = 0xd83e0238)
[<c021211c>] (_raw_spin_lock_bh) from [<bf8c7648>] (mesh_path_del+0x1c/0x17c [mac80211])
[<bf8c7648>] (mesh_path_del [mac80211]) from [<bf6cdb7c>] (extack_doit+0x20/0x68 [compat])
[<bf6cdb7c>] (extack_doit [compat]) from [<c05c309c>] (genl_rcv_msg+0x274/0x30c)
[<c05c309c>] (genl_rcv_msg) from [<c05c25d8>] (netlink_rcv_skb+0x58/0xac)
[<c05c25d8>] (netlink_rcv_skb) from [<c05c2e14>] (genl_rcv+0x20/0x34)
[<c05c2e14>] (genl_rcv) from [<c05c1f90>] (netlink_unicast+0x11c/0x204)
[<c05c1f90>] (netlink_unicast) from [<c05c2420>] (netlink_sendmsg+0x30c/0x370)
[<c05c2420>] (netlink_sendmsg) from [<c05886d0>] (sock_sendmsg+0x70/0x84)
[<c05886d0>] (sock_sendmsg) from [<c0589f4c>] (___sys_sendmsg.part.3+0x188/0x228)
[<c0589f4c>] (___sys_sendmsg.part.3) from [<c058add4>] (__sys_sendmsg+0x4c/0x70)
[<c058add4>] (__sys_sendmsg) from [<c0208c80>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x44)
Code: e2822c02 e2822001 e5832004 f590f000 (e1902f9f)
---[ end trace bbd717600f8f884d ]---

Signed-off-by: Miaoqing Pan <>
[trim useless data from commit message]
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
net/wireless/nl80211.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/wireless/nl80211.c b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
index 6168db3c35e4c..9af8e5c60e13d 100644
--- a/net/wireless/nl80211.c
+++ b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
@@ -5803,6 +5803,9 @@ static int nl80211_del_mpath(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
if (!rdev->ops->del_mpath)

+ if (dev->ieee80211_ptr->iftype != NL80211_IFTYPE_MESH_POINT)
+ return -EOPNOTSUPP;
return rdev_del_mpath(rdev, dev, dst);

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