[alsa-devel] [PATCH 7/8] ALSA: hdspm - prevent reading unitialized stack memory

Adrian Knoth adi at drcomp.erfurt.thur.de
Wed Feb 23 11:43:14 CET 2011

Original patch by Dan Rosenberg <drosenberg at vsecurity.com> under commit
e68d3b316ab7b02a074edc4f770e6a746390cb7d. I'm copying his text here:

The SNDRV_HDSPM_IOCTL_GET_CONFIG_INFO ioctl in hdspm.c allow unprivileged
users to read uninitialized kernel stack memory, because several fields
of the hdspm_config struct declared on the stack are not altered
or zeroed before being copied back to the user.  This patch takes care
of it.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Knoth <adi at drcomp.erfurt.thur.de>

diff --git a/sound/pci/rme9652/hdspm.c b/sound/pci/rme9652/hdspm.c
index 0b0293f..ced1406 100644
--- a/sound/pci/rme9652/hdspm.c
+++ b/sound/pci/rme9652/hdspm.c
@@ -6081,6 +6081,7 @@ static int snd_hdspm_hwdep_ioctl(struct snd_hwdep *hw, struct file *file,
+		memset(&info, 0, sizeof(info));
 		info.pref_sync_ref = hdspm_pref_sync_ref(hdspm);
 		info.wordclock_sync_check = hdspm_wc_sync_check(hdspm);

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