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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:14:30 +0200
From:   Christophe JAILLET <>
        Christophe JAILLET <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] crypto: chcr - Fix error checking

If 'chcr_alloc_shash()' a few lines above fails, 'base_hash' can be an
error pointer when we 'goto out'.
So checking for NULL here is not enough because it is likely that
'chcr_free_shash' will crash if we pass an error pointer.

Signed-off-by: Christophe JAILLET <>
Another solution, amybe safer, would be to instrument 'chcr_free_shash' or
'crypto_free_shash' to accept an error pointer and return immediatelly in
such a case.
 drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_algo.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_algo.c b/drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_algo.c
index f19590ac8775..41750b97f43c 100644
--- a/drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_algo.c
+++ b/drivers/crypto/chelsio/chcr_algo.c
@@ -2351,7 +2351,7 @@ static int chcr_authenc_setkey(struct crypto_aead *authenc, const u8 *key,
 	aeadctx->enckey_len = 0;
-	if (base_hash)
+	if (!IS_ERR_OR_NULL(base_hash))
 	return -EINVAL;

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