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Date:	Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:25:37 -0700
From:	Kees Cook <>
Cc:	Ming Lei <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Sasha Levin <>
Subject: [PATCH] firmware_class: make sure fw requests contain a name

An empty firmware request name will trigger warnings when building
device names. Make sure this is caught earlier and rejected.

The warning was visible via the test_firmware.ko module interface:

echo -ne "\x00" > /sys/devices/virtual/misc/test_firmware/trigger_request

Reported-by: Sasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
 drivers/base/firmware_class.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
index bf424305f3dc..3d785ebb48d3 100644
--- a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
+++ b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
@@ -1105,6 +1105,9 @@ _request_firmware(const struct firmware **firmware_p, const char *name,
 	if (!firmware_p)
 		return -EINVAL;
+	if (!name || name[0] == '\0')
+		return -EINVAL;
 	ret = _request_firmware_prepare(&fw, name, device);
 	if (ret <= 0) /* error or already assigned */
 		goto out;

Kees Cook
Chrome OS Security
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