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[4.4,5/5] net: ipconfig: Fix NULL pointer dereference on RARP/BOOTP/DHCP timeout

Message ID 1554461256-12966-6-git-send-email-patryk.mungai-ndungu.kx@renesas.com (mailing list archive)
State Rejected
Delegated to: Pavel Machek
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Series DHCP client support when receiving "delayed" replies | expand

Commit Message

Patryk Mungai April 5, 2019, 10:47 a.m. UTC
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>

commit 1ae292a2457cd692828da2be87cb967260993ad0 upstream.

If no RARP, BOOTP, or DHCP response is received, ic_dev is never set,
causing a NULL pointer dereference in ic_close_devs():

    Sending DHCP requests ...... timed out!
    Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000004

To fix this, add a check to avoid dereferencing ic_dev if it is still

Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
Fixes: 2647cffb2bc6fbed ("net: ipconfig: Support using "delayed" DHCP replies")
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
[Patryk: cherry-picked to 4.4]
Signed-off-by: Patryk Mungai <patryk.mungai-ndungu.kx@renesas.com>
 net/ipv4/ipconfig.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c b/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
index 6b78590..ca658af 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/ipconfig.c
@@ -313,7 +313,7 @@  static void __init ic_close_devs(void)
 	while ((d = next)) {
 		next = d->next;
 		dev = d->dev;
-		if (dev != ic_dev->dev && !netdev_uses_dsa(dev)) {
+		if ((!ic_dev || dev != ic_dev->dev) && !netdev_uses_dsa(dev)) {
 			pr_debug("IP-Config: Downing %s\n", dev->name);
 			dev_change_flags(dev, d->flags);