[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "USB: spcp8x5: fix use-after-free in TIOCMIWAIT" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Mar 25 18:03:12 UTC 2013

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

    USB: spcp8x5: fix use-after-free in TIOCMIWAIT

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 
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>From 6e8e97756035192671f641ffc2d1420d5a211d34 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johan Hovold <jhovold at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:21:24 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] USB: spcp8x5: fix use-after-free in TIOCMIWAIT

commit dbcea7615d8d7d58f6ff49d2c5568113f70effe9 upstream.

Use the port wait queue and make sure to check the serial disconnected
flag before accessing private port data after waking up.

This is is needed as the private port data (including the wait queue
itself) can be gone when waking up after a disconnect.

Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <jhovold at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
[ luis: backported to 3.5; adjust context ]
Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/usb/serial/spcp8x5.c | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/usb/serial/spcp8x5.c b/drivers/usb/serial/spcp8x5.c
index cad6089..66a4871 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/serial/spcp8x5.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/serial/spcp8x5.c
@@ -154,7 +154,6 @@ enum spcp8x5_type {
 struct spcp8x5_private {
 	spinlock_t 	lock;
 	enum spcp8x5_type	type;
-	wait_queue_head_t	delta_msr_wait;
 	u8 			line_control;
 	u8 			line_status;
@@ -188,7 +187,6 @@ static int spcp8x5_startup(struct usb_serial *serial)
 			goto cleanup;

-		init_waitqueue_head(&priv->delta_msr_wait);
 		priv->type = type;
 		usb_set_serial_port_data(serial->port[i] , priv);
@@ -491,7 +489,7 @@ static void spcp8x5_process_read_urb(struct urb *urb)
 	priv->line_status &= ~UART_STATE_TRANSIENT_MASK;
 	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&priv->lock, flags);
 	/* wake up the wait for termios */
-	wake_up_interruptible(&priv->delta_msr_wait);
+	wake_up_interruptible(&port->delta_msr_wait);

 	if (!urb->actual_length)
@@ -541,12 +539,15 @@ static int spcp8x5_wait_modem_info(struct usb_serial_port *port,

 	while (1) {
 		/* wake up in bulk read */
-		interruptible_sleep_on(&priv->delta_msr_wait);
+		interruptible_sleep_on(&port->delta_msr_wait);

 		/* see if a signal did it */
 		if (signal_pending(current))
 			return -ERESTARTSYS;

+		if (port->serial->disconnected)
+			return -EIO;
 		spin_lock_irqsave(&priv->lock, flags);
 		status = priv->line_status;
 		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&priv->lock, flags);

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