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Date:   Thu, 9 Nov 2017 13:01:47 +0100
From:   Greg KH <>
To:     Andrew Gabbasov <>
Cc:     Felipe Balbi <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] usb: gadget: f_fs: Fix use-after-free in ffs_free_inst

On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 10:13:15AM -0700, Andrew Gabbasov wrote:
> KASAN enabled configuration reports an error
> BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in ffs_free_inst+... [usb_f_fs] at addr ...
> Write of size 8 by task ...
> This is observed after "ffs-test" is run and interrupted. If after that
> functionfs is unmounted and g_ffs module is unloaded, that use-after-free
> occurs during g_ffs module removal.
> Although the report indicates ffs_free_inst() function, the actual
> use-after-free condition occurs in _ffs_free_dev() function, which
> is probably inlined into ffs_free_inst().
> This happens due to keeping the ffs_data reference in device structure
> during functionfs unmounting, while ffs_data itself is freed as no longer
> needed. The fix is to clear that reference in ffs_closed() function,
> which is a counterpart of ffs_ready(), where the reference is stored.
> Fixes: 3262ad824307 ("usb: gadget: f_fs: Stop ffs_closed NULL pointer dereference")
> Cc:
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Gabbasov <>
> ---
>  drivers/usb/gadget/function/f_fs.c | 1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

Felipe, want me to take this directly?


greg k-h

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