Commit 24990423 authored by Krzysztof Kozlowski's avatar Krzysztof Kozlowski Committed by Wolfram Sang
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i2c: s3c2410: fix possible NULL pointer deref on read message after write

Interrupt handler processes multiple message write requests one after
another, till the driver message queue is drained.  However if driver
encounters a read message without preceding START, it stops the I2C
transfer as it is an invalid condition for the controller.  At least the
comment describes a requirement "the controller forces us to send a new
START when we change direction".  This stop results in clearing the
message queue (i2c->msg = NULL).

The code however immediately jumped back to label "retry_write" which
dereferenced the "i2c->msg" making it a possible NULL pointer

The Coverity analysis:
1. Condition !is_msgend(i2c), taking false branch.
   if (!is_msgend(i2c)) {

2. Condition !is_lastmsg(i2c), taking true branch.
   } else if (!is_lastmsg(i2c)) {

3. Condition i2c->msg->flags & 1, taking true branch.
   if (i2c->msg->flags & I2C_M_RD) {

4. write_zero_model: Passing i2c to s3c24xx_i2c_stop, which sets i2c->msg to NULL.
   s3c24xx_i2c_stop(i2c, -EINVAL);

5. Jumping to label retry_write.
   goto retry_write;

6. var_deref_model: Passing i2c to is_msgend, which dereferences null i2c->msg.
   if (!is_msgend(i2c)) {"

All previous calls to s3c24xx_i2c_stop() in this interrupt service
routine are followed by jumping to end of function (acknowledging
the interrupt and returning).  This seems a reasonable choice also here
since message buffer was entirely emptied.

Addresses-Coverity: Explicit null dereferenced
Fixes: 1da177e4

Signed-off-by: default avatarKrzysztof Kozlowski <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWolfram Sang <>
parent fed1bd51
......@@ -480,7 +480,10 @@ static int i2c_s3c_irq_nextbyte(struct s3c24xx_i2c *i2c, unsigned long iicstat)
* forces us to send a new START
* when we change direction
"missing START before write->read\n");
s3c24xx_i2c_stop(i2c, -EINVAL);
goto retry_write;
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