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Date:   Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:22:07 +0000
From:   Corentin Labbe <>
Cc:,,, Corentin Labbe <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] ARM64: crypto: do not call crypto_unregister_skcipher twice on error

When a cipher fails to register in aes_init(), the error path goes thought
aes_exit() then crypto_unregister_skciphers().
Since aes_exit calls also crypto_unregister_skcipher, this triggers a
refcount_t: underflow; use-after-free.

Signed-off-by: Corentin Labbe <>
Changes since v1:
- Instead of duplicate code from aes_exit() minus crypto_unregister_skciphers, simply use it and return after
as suggested by Ard Biesheuvel
 arch/arm64/crypto/aes-glue.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/crypto/aes-glue.c b/arch/arm64/crypto/aes-glue.c
index 998ba519a026..2fa850e86aa8 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/crypto/aes-glue.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/crypto/aes-glue.c
@@ -665,6 +665,7 @@ static int __init aes_init(void)
+	return err;
 	crypto_unregister_skciphers(aes_algs, ARRAY_SIZE(aes_algs));
 	return err;

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