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Re: [PATCH] auxdisplay: ht16k33: fix potential user-after-free on module unload




On Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 01:15:22AM +0100, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
> On module unload/remove, we need to ensure that work does not run
> after we have freed resources. Concretely, cancel_delayed_work()
> may return while the callback function is still running.
> 
> From kernel/workqueue.c:
> 
>     The work callback function may still be running on return,
>     unless it returns true and the work doesn't re-arm itself.
>     Explicitly flush or use cancel_delayed_work_sync() to wait on it.
> 
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190204220952.30761-1-TheSven73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
> Reported-by: Sven Van Asbroeck <thesven73@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@xxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>

> ---
>  drivers/auxdisplay/ht16k33.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/auxdisplay/ht16k33.c b/drivers/auxdisplay/ht16k33.c
> index a43276c76fc6..21393ec3b9a4 100644
> --- a/drivers/auxdisplay/ht16k33.c
> +++ b/drivers/auxdisplay/ht16k33.c
> @@ -509,7 +509,7 @@ static int ht16k33_remove(struct i2c_client *client)
>  	struct ht16k33_priv *priv = i2c_get_clientdata(client);
>  	struct ht16k33_fbdev *fbdev = &priv->fbdev;
>  
> -	cancel_delayed_work(&fbdev->work);
> +	cancel_delayed_work_sync(&fbdev->work);
>  	unregister_framebuffer(fbdev->info);
>  	framebuffer_release(fbdev->info);
>  	free_page((unsigned long) fbdev->buffer);
> -- 
> 2.17.1
> 

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Dmitry