[hardy CVE 1/1] char/tpm: Fix unitialized usage of data buffer

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Wed Jul 27 15:20:23 UTC 2011

From: Peter Huewe <huewe.external.infineon at googlemail.com>

This patch fixes information leakage to the userspace by initializing
the data buffer to zero.

Reported-by: Peter Huewe <huewe.external at infineon.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Huewe <huewe.external at infineon.com>
Signed-off-by: Marcel Selhorst <m.selhorst at sirrix.com>
[ Also removed the silly "* sizeof(u8)".  If that isn't 1, we have way
  deeper problems than a simple multiplication can fix.   - Linus ]
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>

(backported from commit 1309d7afbed112f0e8e90be9af975550caa0076b)
BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/816546
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw at canonical.com>
 drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c
index c88424a..14ad745 100644
--- a/drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c
+++ b/drivers/char/tpm/tpm.c
@@ -922,7 +922,7 @@ int tpm_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
-	chip->data_buffer = kmalloc(TPM_BUFSIZE * sizeof(u8), GFP_KERNEL);
+	chip->data_buffer = kzalloc(TPM_BUFSIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (chip->data_buffer == NULL) {

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