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authorDon Mullis <don.mullis@gmail.com>2010-09-30 15:15:32 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-01 10:50:58 -0700
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lib/list_sort: do not pass bad pointers to cmp callback
If the original list is a POT in length, the first callback from line 73 will pass a==b both pointing to the original list_head. This is dangerous because the 'list_sort()' user can use 'container_of()' and accesses the "containing" object, which does not necessary exist for the list head. So the user can access RAM which does not belong to him. If this is a write access, we can end up with memory corruption. Signed-off-by: Don Mullis <don.mullis@gmail.com> Tested-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com> Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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