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Date:	Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:40:03 +0200
From:	Jesper Juhl <>
To:	Richard Henderson <>
Cc:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Jesper Juhl <>
Subject: [PATCH] Avoid potential NULL deref in scripts/genksyms/lex.l

strchr() returns NULL in case the string is not found and if that 
happens we risk dereferencing a NULL pointer. It never hurts to 
check for that condition and exit normally with an error rather 
than crashing.

(no, the indentation is not according to CodingStyle, it's simply 
 following whatever else is in that file)

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>

 scripts/genksyms/lex.l        |    2 ++
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/genksyms/lex.l b/scripts/genksyms/lex.l
index 5e544a0..28edc0c 100644
--- a/scripts/genksyms/lex.l
+++ b/scripts/genksyms/lex.l
@@ -154,6 +154,8 @@ repeat:
       file = strchr(yytext, '\"')+1;
       e = strchr(file, '\"');
+      if (!file || !e)
+	exit(1);
       *e = '\0';
       cur_filename = memcpy(xmalloc(e-file+1), file, e-file+1);
       cur_line = atoi(yytext+2);
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