[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "hdpvr: fix iteration over uninitialized lists in" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Sep 20 19:35:26 UTC 2013

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

    hdpvr: fix iteration over uninitialized lists in

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 c6b8802a274da1a9f4d4d459ae191950bd842749 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov at ispras.ru>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:17:34 -0300
Subject: [PATCH] hdpvr: fix iteration over uninitialized lists in

commit 2e923a0527ac439e135b9961e58d3acd876bba10 upstream.

free_buff_list and rec_buff_list are initialized in the middle of hdpvr_probe(),
but if something bad happens before that, error handling code calls hdpvr_delete(),
which contains iteration over the lists (via hdpvr_free_buffers()).
The patch moves the lists initialization to the beginning and by the way fixes
goto label in error handling of registering videodev.
Found by Linux Driver Verification project (linuxtesting.org).

Signed-off-by: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov at ispras.ru>
Signed-off-by: Hans Verkuil <hans.verkuil at cisco.com>
Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <m.chehab at samsung.com>
[ luis: backported to 3.5:
  - dropped hdpvr_register_videodev() error handling hunk ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/media/video/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/media/video/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c b/drivers/media/video/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c
index 304f43e..dcb7833 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c
+++ b/drivers/media/video/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c
@@ -309,6 +309,11 @@ static int hdpvr_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,

 	dev->workqueue = 0;

+	/* init video transfer queues first of all */
+	/* to prevent oops in hdpvr_delete() on error paths */
+	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dev->free_buff_list);
+	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dev->rec_buff_list);
 	/* register v4l2_device early so it can be used for printks */
 	if (v4l2_device_register(&interface->dev, &dev->v4l2_dev)) {
 		dev_err(&interface->dev, "v4l2_device_register failed\n");
@@ -331,10 +336,6 @@ static int hdpvr_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
 	if (!dev->workqueue)
 		goto error;

-	/* init video transfer queues */
-	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dev->free_buff_list);
-	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dev->rec_buff_list);
 	dev->options = hdpvr_default_options;

 	if (default_video_input < HDPVR_VIDEO_INPUTS)

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