[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH V2 3/5] ixgbe: Correct length check for round up

Mark D Rustad mark.d.rustad at intel.com
Mon Mar 14 18:05:51 UTC 2016

The function ixgbe_host_interface_command actually uses a multiple
of word sized buffer to do its business, but only checks against
the actual length passed in. This means that on read operations it
could be possible to modify locations beyond the length passed in.
Change the check to round up in the same way, just to avoid any
possible hazard.

Signed-off-by: Mark Rustad <mark.d.rustad at intel.com>
Changes in V2:
- Use round_up function instead of an open-coded one
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c
index dfdb1149b6fd..a2ca9ef0daab 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_common.c
@@ -3557,7 +3557,7 @@ s32 ixgbe_host_interface_command(struct ixgbe_hw *hw, u32 *buffer,
 	if (buf_len == 0)
 		return 0;
-	if (length < (buf_len + hdr_size)) {
+	if (length < round_up(buf_len, 4) + hdr_size) {
 		hw_dbg(hw, "Buffer not large enough for reply message.\n");

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