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Date:   Sat, 18 Sep 2021 13:18:05 +0200
From:   Len Baker <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Hannes Reinecke <>,
        "James E.J. Bottomley" <>,
        "Martin K. Petersen" <>
Cc:     Len Baker <>,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
        Kees Cook <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH] scsi: advansys: Prefer struct_size over open coded arithmetic

As noted in the "Deprecated Interfaces, Language Features, Attributes,
and Conventions" documentation [1], size calculations (especially
multiplication) should not be performed in memory allocator (or similar)
function arguments due to the risk of them overflowing. This could lead
to values wrapping around and a smaller allocation being made than the
caller was expecting. Using those allocations could lead to linear
overflows of heap memory and other misbehaviors.

So, refactor the code a bit to use the struct_size() helper instead of
the argument "size + count * size" in the kzalloc() function.


Signed-off-by: Len Baker <>
 drivers/scsi/advansys.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/advansys.c b/drivers/scsi/advansys.c
index ffb391967573..fe882502e7bf 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/advansys.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/advansys.c
@@ -7465,6 +7465,7 @@ static int asc_build_req(struct asc_board *boardp, struct scsi_cmnd *scp,
 		return ASC_BUSY;
 	} else if (use_sg > 0) {
 		int sgcnt;
+		size_t size;
 		struct scatterlist *slp;
 		struct asc_sg_head *asc_sg_head;

@@ -7477,8 +7478,8 @@ static int asc_build_req(struct asc_board *boardp, struct scsi_cmnd *scp,
 			return ASC_ERROR;

-		asc_sg_head = kzalloc(sizeof(asc_scsi_q->sg_head) +
-			use_sg * sizeof(struct asc_sg_list), GFP_ATOMIC);
+		size = struct_size(asc_scsi_q->sg_head, sg_list, use_sg);
+		asc_sg_head = kzalloc(size, GFP_ATOMIC);
 		if (!asc_sg_head) {
 			set_host_byte(scp, DID_SOFT_ERROR);

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