[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "net/irda: add missing error path release_sock call" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Apr 1 15:04:44 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    net/irda: add missing error path release_sock call

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From c5016982adf0105936a5ba41a1c3137edfd04a74 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:19:24 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] net/irda: add missing error path release_sock call

commit 896ee0eee6261e30c3623be931c3f621428947df upstream.

This makes sure that release_sock is called for all error conditions in

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Reported-by: Brad Spengler <spender at grsecurity.net>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 net/irda/af_irda.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/irda/af_irda.c b/net/irda/af_irda.c
index bb14c34..d6c291c 100644
--- a/net/irda/af_irda.c
+++ b/net/irda/af_irda.c
@@ -2584,8 +2584,10 @@ bed:
 				    NULL, NULL, NULL);

 		/* Check if the we got some results */
-		if (!self->cachedaddr)
-			return -EAGAIN;		/* Didn't find any devices */
+		if (!self->cachedaddr) {
+			err = -EAGAIN;		/* Didn't find any devices */
+			goto out;
+		}
 		daddr = self->cachedaddr;
 		/* Cleanup */
 		self->cachedaddr = 0;

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