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Date:   Tue, 10 Aug 2021 21:50:26 +0800
From:   Tuo Li <>
Cc:     "" <>,,,
Subject: [BUG] ipw2x00: possible null-pointer dereference in


Our static analysis tool finds a possible null-pointer dereference in 
the ipw2x00 driver in Linux 5.14.0-rc3:

The variable (*crypt)->ops is checked in:
360:    if (*crypt != NULL && (*crypt)->ops != NULL && 
strcmp((*crypt)->ops->name, "WEP") != 0)

This indicates that (*crypt)->ops can be NULL. If so, some possible 
null-pointer dereferences will occur:
407:    (*crypt)->ops->set_key(sec.keys[key], len, NULL, (*crypt)->priv);
417:    len = (*crypt)->ops->get_key(sec.keys[key], WEP_KEY_LEN, ...)

I am not quite sure whether these possible null-pointer dereferences are 
real and how to fix them if they are real.
Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks!

Reported-by: TOTE Robot <>

Best wishes,
Tuo Li

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