Commit e3795730 authored by Tyler Hicks's avatar Tyler Hicks Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

irda: Only insert new objects into the global database via setsockopt

The irda_setsockopt() function conditionally allocates memory for a new
self->ias_object or, in some cases, reuses the existing
self->ias_object. Existing objects were incorrectly reinserted into the
LM_IAS database which corrupted the doubly linked list used for the
hashbin implementation of the LM_IAS database. When combined with a
memory leak in irda_bind(), this issue could be leveraged to create a
use-after-free vulnerability in the hashbin list. This patch fixes the
issue by only inserting newly allocated objects into the database.


Fixes: 1da177e4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
Signed-off-by: default avatarTyler Hicks <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarSeth Arnold <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarStefan Bader <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 77be9452
......@@ -2019,7 +2019,11 @@ static int irda_setsockopt(struct socket *sock, int level, int optname,
err = -EINVAL;
goto out;
/* Only insert newly allocated objects */
if (free_ias)
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