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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:58:14 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: r128 IOCTL NULL pointer dereferences when CCE
 state is uninitialised

Quoting from the upstream commit:
"Almost all r128's private ioctls require that the CCE state has already 
been initialised.  However, most do not test that this has been done, 
and will proceed to dereference a null pointer.  This may result in a 
security vulnerability, since some ioctls are unprivileged.

This adds a macro for the common initialisation test and changes all 
ioctl implementations that require prior initialisation to use that macro.

Also, r128_do_init_cce() does not test that the CCE state has not been
initialised already.  Repeated initialisation may lead to a crash or 
resource leak.  This adds that test."

Other references:

Thanks, Eugene

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