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Date:   Sun, 23 Aug 2020 21:40:24 +0200 (CEST)
From:   Michal Kubecek <>
Cc:     Andrew Lunn <>,
        Nicholas Nunley <>
Subject: [PATCH ethtool v2 3/9] ioctl: prevent argc underflow in do_perqueue()

When first command line argument after "-Q" is "queue_mask", we parse
the queue mask and following subcommand without checking if these
arguments do actually exist. Add check if we have at least two arguments
left after "queue_mask" in the corresponding branch.

Fixes: 9ecd54248b1a ("ethtool: introduce new ioctl for per-queue settings")
Signed-off-by: Michal Kubecek <>
 ethtool.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ethtool.c b/ethtool.c
index 4fa7a2c1716f..6c12452be7b4 100644
--- a/ethtool.c
+++ b/ethtool.c
@@ -5880,6 +5880,8 @@ static int do_perqueue(struct cmd_context *ctx)
 			"The sub commands will be applied to all %d queues\n",
 	} else {
+		if (ctx->argc <= 2)
+			exit_bad_args();
 		if (parse_hex_u32_bitmap(*ctx->argp, MAX_NUM_QUEUE,

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