[PATCH v2] mtd: rawnand: atmel: Fix potential NULL pointer dereference

Gustavo A. R. Silva gustavo at embeddedor.com
Tue Sep 18 06:55:55 PDT 2018


There is a potential execution path in which function
of_find_compatible_node() returns NULL. In such a case,
we end up having a NULL pointer dereference when accessing
pointer *nfc_np* in function of_clk_get().

So, we better don't take any chances and fix this by null
checking pointer *nfc_np* before calling of_clk_get().

Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1473052 ("Dereference null return value")
Fixes: f88fc122cc34 ("mtd: nand: Cleanup/rework the atmel_nand driver")
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo at embeddedor.com>
---
Changes in v2:
 - Add Fixes tag to the commit log.
 - Remove blank line before null checking nfc_np.

 drivers/mtd/nand/raw/atmel/nand-controller.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/atmel/nand-controller.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/atmel/nand-controller.c
index a38633a..5bfbe97 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/atmel/nand-controller.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/raw/atmel/nand-controller.c
@@ -2034,6 +2034,10 @@ atmel_hsmc_nand_controller_legacy_init(struct atmel_hsmc_nand_controller *nc)
 	nand_np = dev->of_node;
 	nfc_np = of_find_compatible_node(dev->of_node, NULL,
 					 "atmel,sama5d3-nfc");
+	if (!nfc_np) {
+		dev_err(dev, "Could not find device node for sama5d3-nfc\n");
+		return -ENODEV;
+	}
 
 	nc->clk = of_clk_get(nfc_np, 0);
 	if (IS_ERR(nc->clk)) {
-- 
2.7.4




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