[PATCH] nl80211: Zero num_modes if nl80211_get_hw_feature_data() fails

Andrei Otcheretianski andrei.otcheretianski at intel.com
Wed Dec 28 05:47:07 PST 2016

It was possible that nl80211_get_hw_feature_data() function would return
NULL when num_modes is not set to zero. This might result in a later crash
when accessing hw.modes. This may be reproduced with hwsim oom tests, for
example, dbus_connect_oom.
Fix that by zeroing num_modes if NULL is returned.

Signed-off-by: Andrei Otcheretianski <andrei.otcheretianski at intel.com>
 src/drivers/driver_nl80211_capa.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/src/drivers/driver_nl80211_capa.c b/src/drivers/driver_nl80211_capa.c
index 85706ef..1bea3ba 100644
--- a/src/drivers/driver_nl80211_capa.c
+++ b/src/drivers/driver_nl80211_capa.c
@@ -1771,6 +1771,7 @@ nl80211_get_hw_feature_data(void *priv, u16 *num_modes, u16 *flags)
+			*num_modes = 0;
 			return NULL;
 		return wpa_driver_nl80211_postprocess_modes(result.modes,

More information about the Hostap mailing list