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Date:	Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:31:54 +0200
From:	Mathias Krause <>
To:	"David S. Miller" <>
	Mathias Krause <>,
	Gerrit Renker <>,
Subject: [PATCH 11/14] dccp: check ccid before dereferencing

ccid_hc_rx_getsockopt() and ccid_hc_tx_getsockopt() might be called with
a NULL ccid pointer leading to a NULL pointer dereference. This could
lead to a privilege escalation if the attacker is able to map page 0 and
prepare it with a fake ccid_ops pointer.

Signed-off-by: Mathias Krause <>
Cc: Gerrit Renker <>
 net/dccp/ccid.h |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/dccp/ccid.h b/net/dccp/ccid.h
index 75c3582..fb85d37 100644
--- a/net/dccp/ccid.h
+++ b/net/dccp/ccid.h
@@ -246,7 +246,7 @@ static inline int ccid_hc_rx_getsockopt(struct ccid *ccid, struct sock *sk,
 					u32 __user *optval, int __user *optlen)
 	int rc = -ENOPROTOOPT;
-	if (ccid->ccid_ops->ccid_hc_rx_getsockopt != NULL)
+	if (ccid != NULL && ccid->ccid_ops->ccid_hc_rx_getsockopt != NULL)
 		rc = ccid->ccid_ops->ccid_hc_rx_getsockopt(sk, optname, len,
 						 optval, optlen);
 	return rc;
@@ -257,7 +257,7 @@ static inline int ccid_hc_tx_getsockopt(struct ccid *ccid, struct sock *sk,
 					u32 __user *optval, int __user *optlen)
 	int rc = -ENOPROTOOPT;
-	if (ccid->ccid_ops->ccid_hc_tx_getsockopt != NULL)
+	if (ccid != NULL && ccid->ccid_ops->ccid_hc_tx_getsockopt != NULL)
 		rc = ccid->ccid_ops->ccid_hc_tx_getsockopt(sk, optname, len,
 						 optval, optlen);
 	return rc;

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