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Date:   Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:44:02 +0100
From:   Soenke Huster <>
To:     Marcel Holtmann <>,
        Johan Hedberg <>,
        Luiz Augusto von Dentz <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc:     Soenke Huster <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH v3] Bluetooth: fix null ptr deref on hci_sync_conn_complete_evt

This event is just specified for SCO and eSCO link types.
On the reception of a HCI_Synchronous_Connection_Complete for a BDADDR
of an existing LE connection, LE link type and a status that triggers the
second case of the packet processing a NULL pointer dereference happens,
as conn->link is NULL.

Signed-off-by: Soenke Huster <>
v3: Replace if with switch, reference spec

I found this null pointer dereference while fuzzing bluetooth-next.
On the described behaviour, a null ptr deref in line 4723 happens, as
conn->link is NULL. According to the Core spec, Link_Type must be SCO or eSCO,
all other values are reserved for future use. Checking that mitigates a null
pointer dereference.

 net/bluetooth/hci_event.c | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c b/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
index fc30f4c03d29..e47cde778b1c 100644
--- a/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
+++ b/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
@@ -4661,6 +4661,19 @@ static void hci_sync_conn_complete_evt(struct hci_dev *hdev, void *data,
 	struct hci_ev_sync_conn_complete *ev = data;
 	struct hci_conn *conn;
+	switch (ev->link_type) {
+	case SCO_LINK:
+	case ESCO_LINK:
+		break;
+	default:
+		/* As per Core 5.3 Vol 4 Part E 7.7.35 (p.2219), Link_Type
+		 * for HCI_Synchronous_Connection_Complete is limited to
+		 * either SCO or eSCO
+		 */
+		bt_dev_err(hdev, "Ignoring connect complete event for invalid link type");
+		return;
+	}
 	bt_dev_dbg(hdev, "status 0x%2.2x", ev->status);

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