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Date:   Tue, 14 May 2019 11:32:19 +0800
From:   Kefeng Wang <>
To:     <>, <>
CC:     Kefeng Wang <>,
        Peter Korsgaard <>,
        Shubhrajyoti Datta <>,
        "Greg Kroah-Hartman" <>,
        Hulk Robot <>
Subject: [PATCH] tty: serial: uartlite: avoid null pointer dereference during rmmod

After commit 415b43bdb008 "tty: serial: uartlite: Move uart register to
probe", calling uart_unregister_driver unconditionally will trigger a
null pointer dereference due to ulite_uart_driver may not registed.

  CPU: 1 PID: 3755 Comm: syz-executor.0 Not tainted 5.1.0+ #28
  Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 1.10.2-1ubuntu1 04/01/2014
  Call Trace:
   __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
   dump_stack+0xa9/0x10e lib/dump_stack.c:113
   __kasan_report+0x171/0x18d mm/kasan/report.c:321
   kasan_report+0xe/0x20 mm/kasan/common.c:614
   tty_unregister_driver+0x19/0x100 drivers/tty/tty_io.c:3383
   uart_unregister_driver+0x30/0xc0 drivers/tty/serial/serial_core.c:2579
   __do_sys_delete_module kernel/module.c:1027 [inline]
   __se_sys_delete_module kernel/module.c:970 [inline]
   __x64_sys_delete_module+0x244/0x330 kernel/module.c:970
   do_syscall_64+0x72/0x2a0 arch/x86/entry/common.c:298

Call uart_unregister_driver only if ulite_uart_driver.state not null to
fix it.

Cc: Peter Korsgaard <>
Cc: Shubhrajyoti Datta <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Reported-by: Hulk Robot <>
Fixes: 415b43bdb008 ("tty: serial: uartlite: Move uart register to probe")
Signed-off-by: Kefeng Wang <>
 drivers/tty/serial/uartlite.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/uartlite.c b/drivers/tty/serial/uartlite.c
index b8b912b5a8b9..06e79c11141d 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/uartlite.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/uartlite.c
@@ -897,7 +897,8 @@ static int __init ulite_init(void)
 static void __exit ulite_exit(void)
-	uart_unregister_driver(&ulite_uart_driver);
+	if (ulite_uart_driver.state)
+		uart_unregister_driver(&ulite_uart_driver);

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