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* memory leak in kobject_set_name_vargs
@ 2019-05-29 16:28 syzbot
  2019-06-10 20:02 ` [PATCH] cfg80211: fix memory leak of wiphy device name Eric Biggers
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: syzbot @ 2019-05-29 16:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: gregkh, linux-kernel, rafael, syzkaller-bugs


syzbot found the following crash on:

HEAD commit:    9fb67d64 Merge tag 'pinctrl-v5.2-2' of git://git.kernel.or..
git tree:       upstream
console output:
kernel config:
dashboard link:
compiler:       gcc (GCC) 9.0.0 20181231 (experimental)
syz repro:
C reproducer:

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ffffffffda RBX: 0000000000000003 RCX: 00000000004426c9
BUG: memory leak
unreferenced object 0xffff88811d8a84e0 (size 32):
   comm "syz-executor542", pid 6993, jiffies 4294943975 (age 8.330s)
   hex dump (first 32 bytes):
     70 68 79 33 00 74 61 73 6b 2f 36 39 39 33 00 de  phy3.task/6993..
     33 33 ff aa aa 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  33...(..........
     [<000000007298dac3>] kmemleak_alloc_recursive  
include/linux/kmemleak.h:55 [inline]
     [<000000007298dac3>] slab_post_alloc_hook mm/slab.h:439 [inline]
     [<000000007298dac3>] slab_alloc mm/slab.c:3326 [inline]
     [<000000007298dac3>] __do_kmalloc mm/slab.c:3658 [inline]
     [<000000007298dac3>] __kmalloc_track_caller+0x15d/0x2c0 mm/slab.c:3675
     [<000000002d35f1ca>] kvasprintf+0x6d/0xe0 lib/kasprintf.c:25
     [<00000000a242e8c2>] kvasprintf_const+0x96/0xe0 lib/kasprintf.c:49
     [<000000009923ecab>] kobject_set_name_vargs+0x40/0xe0 lib/kobject.c:289
     [<0000000031da656f>] dev_set_name+0x63/0x90 drivers/base/core.c:1915
     [<00000000cb933060>] wiphy_new_nm+0x2d9/0x820 net/wireless/core.c:470
     [<00000000fe076c30>] ieee80211_alloc_hw_nm+0x158/0x770  
     [<000000002d397aa1>] mac80211_hwsim_new_radio+0xad/0x1150  
     [<00000000de4d0f50>] hwsim_new_radio_nl+0x369/0x50a  
     [<00000000c2565b18>] genl_family_rcv_msg+0x2ab/0x5b0  
     [<00000000dbd164a1>] genl_rcv_msg+0x54/0x9c net/netlink/genetlink.c:654
     [<00000000cfe4f152>] netlink_rcv_skb+0x61/0x170  
     [<000000001803b485>] genl_rcv+0x29/0x40 net/netlink/genetlink.c:665
     [<000000008f236552>] netlink_unicast_kernel  
net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1311 [inline]
     [<000000008f236552>] netlink_unicast+0x1ec/0x2d0  
     [<0000000030d22a07>] netlink_sendmsg+0x26a/0x480  
     [<00000000b09b44f1>] sock_sendmsg_nosec net/socket.c:652 [inline]
     [<00000000b09b44f1>] sock_sendmsg+0x54/0x70 net/socket.c:671

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* [PATCH] cfg80211: fix memory leak of wiphy device name
  2019-05-29 16:28 memory leak in kobject_set_name_vargs syzbot
@ 2019-06-10 20:02 ` Eric Biggers
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Eric Biggers @ 2019-06-10 20:02 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-wireless, Johannes Berg
  Cc: gregkh, linux-kernel, rafael, syzkaller-bugs

From: Eric Biggers <>

In wiphy_new_nm(), if an error occurs after dev_set_name() and
device_initialize() have already been called, it's necessary to call
put_device() (via wiphy_free()) to avoid a memory leak.

Fixes: 1f87f7d3a3b4 ("cfg80211: add rfkill support")
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>
 net/wireless/core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/wireless/core.c b/net/wireless/core.c
index 037816163e70d..458f5e0906875 100644
--- a/net/wireless/core.c
+++ b/net/wireless/core.c
@@ -514,7 +514,7 @@ struct wiphy *wiphy_new_nm(const struct cfg80211_ops *ops, int sizeof_priv,
 				   &rdev->rfkill_ops, rdev);
 	if (!rdev->rfkill) {
-		kfree(rdev);
+		wiphy_free(&rdev->wiphy);
 		return NULL;

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