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Date:	Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:03:30 -0400
From:	"Maxin B. John" <>
To:	"David S. Miller" <>
Cc:	Catherine Zhang <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] net: scm: moving dereference after NULL check

scm_destroy_cred() dereferences 'scm' before null check

Signed-off-by: Maxin B. John <>
diff --git a/include/net/scm.h b/include/net/scm.h
index 7dc0854..ed25aa1 100644
--- a/include/net/scm.h
+++ b/include/net/scm.h
@@ -64,9 +64,11 @@ static __inline__ void scm_destroy_cred(struct scm_cookie *scm)
 static __inline__ void scm_destroy(struct scm_cookie *scm)
-	scm_destroy_cred(scm);
-	if (scm && scm->fp)
-		__scm_destroy(scm);
+	if (scm) {
+		scm_destroy_cred(scm);
+		if (scm->fp)
+			__scm_destroy(scm);
+	}
 static __inline__ int scm_send(struct socket *sock, struct msghdr *msg,
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