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authorJames Patrick-Evans <james@jmp-e.com>2016-07-15 12:40:45 -0300
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@s-opensource.com>2016-07-15 13:32:21 -0300
commit785ef73dba6e9fefd2e5dd24546e0efa8698e5cd (patch)
parent70ad89a2508936c553d0222cc0b7c95648ee3580 (diff)
[media] airspy: fix error logic during device register
This patch addresses CVE-2016-5400, a local DOS vulnerability caused by a memory leak in the airspy usb device driver. The vulnerability is triggered when more than 64 usb devices register with v4l2 of type VFL_TYPE_SDR or VFL_TYPE_SUBDEV.A badusb device can emulate 64 of these devices then through continual emulated connect/disconnect of the 65th device, cause the kernel to run out of RAM and crash the kernel. The vulnerability exists in kernel versions from 3.17 to current 4.7. The memory leak is caused by the probe function of the airspy driver mishandeling errors and not freeing the corresponding control structures when an error occours registering the device to v4l2 core. Signed-off-by: James Patrick-Evans <james@jmp-e.com> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # Up to Kernel 3.17 Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@s-opensource.com>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/media/usb/airspy/airspy.c b/drivers/media/usb/airspy/airspy.c
index d807d5875f7e..19cd64c95bb8 100644
--- a/drivers/media/usb/airspy/airspy.c
+++ b/drivers/media/usb/airspy/airspy.c
@@ -1072,7 +1072,7 @@ static int airspy_probe(struct usb_interface *intf,
if (ret) {
dev_err(s->dev, "Failed to register as video device (%d)\n",
- goto err_unregister_v4l2_dev;
+ goto err_free_controls;
dev_info(s->dev, "Registered as %s\n",

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