hostap: avoid uninitialized variable use in hfa384x_get_rid

Message ID 1453902342-3420391-1-git-send-email-arnd@arndb.de
State New
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Arnd Bergmann Jan. 27, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
The driver reads a value from hfa384x_from_bap(), which may fail,
and then assigns the value to a local variable. gcc detects that
in in the failure case, the 'rlen' variable now contains
uninitialized data:

In file included from ../drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_pci.c:220:0:
drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c: In function 'hfa384x_get_rid':
drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c:842:5: warning: 'rec' may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
  if (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) == 0) {

To ensure we get consistent error handling here, this changes the code
to only set rlen if we actually read data correctly, which also takes
care of the warning.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>

---
 drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c | 11 +++++++----
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

-- 
2.7.0

Comments

Russell King - ARM Linux Jan. 27, 2016, 7:26 p.m. | #1
On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 02:45:26PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> To ensure we get consistent error handling here, this changes the code

> to only set rlen if we actually read data correctly, which also takes

> care of the warning.


It may be a good idea to do the job better.  Looking at the code:

        struct hfa384x_rid_hdr rec;

        spin_lock_bh(&local->baplock);

        res = hfa384x_setup_bap(dev, BAP0, rid, 0);
        if (!res)
                res = hfa384x_from_bap(dev, BAP0, &rec, sizeof(rec));

The only thing which initialises any of "rec" is that function call.
The following lines are:

        if (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) == 0) {
                /* RID not available */
                res = -ENODATA;
        }

        rlen = (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) - 1) * 2;

So, why give the compiler a hard time as you're doing, why make the code
harder to read.  What's wrong with:

	spin_lock_bh(&local->baplock);

	res = hfa384x_setup_bap(dev, BAP0, rid, 0);
	if (res)
		goto unlock;

	res = hfa384x_from_bap(dev, BAP0, &rec, sizeof(rec));
	if (res)
		goto unlock;

	if (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) == 0) {
		/* RID not available */
		res = -ENODATA;
		goto unlock;
	}

	rlen = (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) - 1) * 2;
	if (exact_len && rlen != len) {
		printk(KERN_DEBUG "%s: hfa384x_get_rid - RID len mismatch: rid=0x%04x, len=%d (expected %d)\n",
		       dev->name, rid, rlen, len);
		res = -ENODATA;
		goto unlock;
	}

	res = hfa384x_from_bap(dev, BAP0, buf, len);
unlock:
	spin_unlock_bh(&local->baplock);

?

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Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c b/drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c
index 6df3ee561d52..6dbf8ee9490a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/intersil/hostap/hostap_hw.c
@@ -839,12 +839,15 @@  static int hfa384x_get_rid(struct net_device *dev, u16 rid, void *buf, int len,
 	if (!res)
 		res = hfa384x_from_bap(dev, BAP0, &rec, sizeof(rec));
 
-	if (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) == 0) {
-		/* RID not available */
-		res = -ENODATA;
+	if (!res) {
+		if (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) == 0) {
+			/* RID not available */
+			res = -ENODATA;
+		}
+
+		rlen = (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) - 1) * 2;
 	}
 
-	rlen = (le16_to_cpu(rec.len) - 1) * 2;
 	if (!res && exact_len && rlen != len) {
 		printk(KERN_DEBUG "%s: hfa384x_get_rid - RID len mismatch: "
 		       "rid=0x%04x, len=%d (expected %d)\n",