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Re: [PATCH] PM / devfreq: Fix potential NULL pointer dereference in governor_store




On 2017년 12월 07일 05:20, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> df->governor is being dereferenced before it is null checked,
> hence there is a potential null pointer dereference.
> 
> Notice that df->governor is being null checked at line 1004:
> if (df->governor) {, which implies it might be null.
> 
> Fix this by null checking df->governor before dereferencing it.
> 
> Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1401988 ("Dereference before null check")
> Fixes: bcf23c79c4e4 ("PM / devfreq: Fix available_governor sysfs")
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <garsilva@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c b/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
> index 78fb496..14fe76b 100644
> --- a/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
> +++ b/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
> @@ -996,7 +996,8 @@ static ssize_t governor_store(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
>  	if (df->governor == governor) {
>  		ret = 0;
>  		goto out;
> -	} else if (df->governor->immutable || governor->immutable) {
> +	} else if ((df->governor && df->governor->immutable) ||
> +					governor->immutable) {
>  		ret = -EINVAL;
>  		goto out;
>  	}
> 

Actually, df->governor would be never NULL because devfreq_add_device()
initializes the ->governor always. But, governor_store() doesn't know it.

So, looks good to me.
Reviewed-by: Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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Best Regards,
Chanwoo Choi
Samsung Electronics