[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "HID: ntrig: validate feature report details" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Sep 20 19:35:40 UTC 2013

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

    HID: ntrig: validate feature report details

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 86939b91b02ede196154673dd6bb9614b6b64879 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:31:28 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] HID: ntrig: validate feature report details

commit 875b4e3763dbc941f15143dd1a18d10bb0be303b upstream.

A HID device could send a malicious feature report that would cause the
ntrig HID driver to trigger a NULL dereference during initialization:

[57383.031190] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1b96, idProduct=0001
[57383.315193] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000030
[57383.315308] IP: [<ffffffffa08102de>] ntrig_probe+0x25e/0x420 [hid_ntrig]


Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Rafi Rubin <rafi at seas.upenn.edu>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina at suse.cz>
[ luis: backported to 3.5: adjusted context ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/hid/hid-ntrig.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/hid/hid-ntrig.c b/drivers/hid/hid-ntrig.c
index 9fae2eb..48cba85 100644
--- a/drivers/hid/hid-ntrig.c
+++ b/drivers/hid/hid-ntrig.c
@@ -115,7 +115,8 @@ static inline int ntrig_get_mode(struct hid_device *hdev)
 	struct hid_report *report = hdev->report_enum[HID_FEATURE_REPORT].

-	if (!report)
+	if (!report || report->maxfield < 1 ||
+	    report->field[0]->report_count < 1)
 		return -EINVAL;

 	usbhid_submit_report(hdev, report, USB_DIR_IN);

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