Fix possible NULL pointer access in 8250 serial driver
Taku Izumi [Mon, 23 Apr 2007 21:41:00 +0000 (14:41 -0700)]
I encountered the following kernel panic.  The cause of this problem was
NULL pointer access in check_modem_status() in 8250.c.  I confirmed this
problem is fixed by the attached patch, but I don't know this is the
correct fix.

sadc[4378]: NaT consumption 2216203124768 [1]
Modules linked in: binfmt_misc dm_mirror dm_mod thermal processor fan
container button sg e100 eepro100 mii ehci_hcd ohci_hcd

    Pid: 4378, CPU 0, comm: sadc
    psr : 00001210085a2010 ifs : 8000000000000289 ip : [<a000000100482071>]
    Not tainted
    ip is at check_modem_status+0xf1/0x360

    Call Trace:
    [<a000000100013940>] show_stack+0x40/0xa0
    [<a0000001000145a0>] show_regs+0x840/0x880
    [<a0000001000368e0>] die+0x1c0/0x2c0
    [<a000000100036a30>] die_if_kernel+0x50/0x80
    [<a000000100037c40>] ia64_fault+0x11e0/0x1300
    [<a00000010000bdc0>] ia64_leave_kernel+0x0/0x280
    [<a000000100482070>] check_modem_status+0xf0/0x360
    [<a000000100482300>] serial8250_get_mctrl+0x20/0xa0
    [<a000000100478170>] uart_read_proc+0x250/0x860
    [<a0000001001c16d0>] proc_file_read+0x1d0/0x4c0
    [<a0000001001394b0>] vfs_read+0x1b0/0x300
    [<a000000100139cd0>] sys_read+0x70/0xe0
    [<a00000010000bc20>] ia64_ret_from_syscall+0x0/0x20
    [<a000000000010620>] __kernel_syscall_via_break+0x0/0x20

Fix the possible NULL pointer access in check_modem_status() in 8250.c.  The
check_modem_status() would access 'info' member of uart_port structure, but it
is not initialized before uart_open() is called.  The check_modem_status() can
be called through /proc/tty/driver/serial before uart_open() is called.

Signed-off-by: Kenji Kaneshige <kaneshige.kenji@jp.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: Taku Izumi <izumi2005@soft.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

drivers/serial/8250.c

index c129a0e..c0c472a 100644 (file)
@@ -1310,7 +1310,8 @@ static unsigned int check_modem_status(struct uart_8250_port *up)
 {
        unsigned int status = serial_in(up, UART_MSR);
 
-       if (status & UART_MSR_ANY_DELTA && up->ier & UART_IER_MSI) {
+       if (status & UART_MSR_ANY_DELTA && up->ier & UART_IER_MSI &&
+           up->port.info != NULL) {
                if (status & UART_MSR_TERI)
                        up->port.icount.rng++;
                if (status & UART_MSR_DDSR)