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Date:   Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:00:09 +0100
From:   Vladis Dronov <>
To:     Antti Laakso <>,
Cc:     Richard Cochran <>,,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH] ptp: free ptp device pin descriptors properly

There is a bug in ptp_clock_unregister(), where ptp_cleanup_pin_groups()
first frees ptp->pin_{,dev_}attr, but then posix_clock_unregister() needs
them to destroy a related sysfs device.

These functions can not be just swapped, as posix_clock_unregister() frees
ptp which is needed in the ptp_cleanup_pin_groups(). Fix this by calling
ptp_cleanup_pin_groups() in ptp_clock_release(), right before ptp is freed.

This makes this patch fix an UAF bug in a patch which fixes an UAF bug.

Reported-by: Antti Laakso <>
Fixes: a33121e5487b ("ptp: fix the race between the release of ptp_clock and cdev")
Signed-off-by: Vladis Dronov <>
 drivers/ptp/ptp_clock.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/ptp/ptp_clock.c b/drivers/ptp/ptp_clock.c
index 61fafe0374ce..b84f16bbd6f2 100644
--- a/drivers/ptp/ptp_clock.c
+++ b/drivers/ptp/ptp_clock.c
@@ -170,6 +170,7 @@ static void ptp_clock_release(struct device *dev)
 	struct ptp_clock *ptp = container_of(dev, struct ptp_clock, dev);
+	ptp_cleanup_pin_groups(ptp);
 	ida_simple_remove(&ptp_clocks_map, ptp->index);
@@ -302,9 +303,8 @@ int ptp_clock_unregister(struct ptp_clock *ptp)
 	if (ptp->pps_source)
-	ptp_cleanup_pin_groups(ptp);
 	return 0;

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