[3.11.y.z extended stable] Patch "crypto: caam - add allocation failure handling in SPRINTFCAT macro" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri May 30 09:28:27 UTC 2014


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

    crypto: caam - add allocation failure handling in SPRINTFCAT macro

to the linux-3.11.y-queue branch of the 3.11.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.11.y-queue

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

For more information about the 3.11.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Luis

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>From 0175f704d46d804fbacb0806a6817e49b4c9e03a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Horia Geanta <horia.geanta at freescale.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:01:42 +0300
Subject: crypto: caam - add allocation failure handling in SPRINTFCAT macro

commit 27c5fb7a84242b66bf1e0b2fe6bf40d19bcc5c04 upstream.

GFP_ATOMIC memory allocation could fail.
In this case, avoid NULL pointer dereference and notify user.

Cc: Kim Phillips <kim.phillips at freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Horia Geanta <horia.geanta at freescale.com>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert at gondor.apana.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
---
 drivers/crypto/caam/error.c | 10 +++++++---
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/crypto/caam/error.c b/drivers/crypto/caam/error.c
index 9f25f5296029..0eabd81e1a90 100644
--- a/drivers/crypto/caam/error.c
+++ b/drivers/crypto/caam/error.c
@@ -16,9 +16,13 @@
 	char *tmp;						\
 								\
 	tmp = kmalloc(sizeof(format) + max_alloc, GFP_ATOMIC);	\
-	sprintf(tmp, format, param);				\
-	strcat(str, tmp);					\
-	kfree(tmp);						\
+	if (likely(tmp)) {					\
+		sprintf(tmp, format, param);			\
+		strcat(str, tmp);				\
+		kfree(tmp);					\
+	} else {						\
+		strcat(str, "kmalloc failure in SPRINTFCAT");	\
+	}							\
 }

 static void report_jump_idx(u32 status, char *outstr)
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