Commit 0e41f715 authored by Johannes Berg's avatar Johannes Berg Committed by John W. Linville

mac80211: fix various problems in ibss code

There are a few problems in the IBSS code:
 a) it tries to activate interfaces that are down after scanning
 b) it crashes after scanning on an IBSS iface that isn't active
 c) since the ssid_len is used as a flag, need to make it visible
    only after all other settings are set, this helps protect
    against b)

For b), we get a system crash:

wlan0: Creating new IBSS network, BSSID ce:f9:88:76:1e:4d
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
IP: [<...>] ieee80211_sta_find_ibss+0x294/0x37d [mac80211]
Call Trace:
 [<...>] ieee80211_ibss_notify_scan_completed+0x0/0x88 [mac80211]
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <>
parent c7ae011d
......@@ -786,8 +786,12 @@ void ieee80211_ibss_notify_scan_completed(struct ieee80211_local *local)
list_for_each_entry(sdata, &local->interfaces, list) {
if (!netif_running(sdata->dev))
if (sdata->vif.type != NL80211_IFTYPE_ADHOC)
if (!sdata->u.ibss.ssid_len)
sdata->u.ibss.last_scan_completed = jiffies;
......@@ -827,9 +831,6 @@ int ieee80211_ibss_join(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
struct sk_buff *skb;
memcpy(sdata->u.ibss.ssid, params->ssid, IEEE80211_MAX_SSID_LEN);
sdata->u.ibss.ssid_len = params->ssid_len;
if (params->bssid) {
memcpy(sdata->u.ibss.bssid, params->bssid, ETH_ALEN);
sdata->u.ibss.fixed_bssid = true;
......@@ -859,6 +860,17 @@ int ieee80211_ibss_join(struct ieee80211_sub_if_data *sdata,
sdata->u.ibss.state = IEEE80211_IBSS_MLME_SEARCH;
sdata->u.ibss.ibss_join_req = jiffies;
memcpy(sdata->u.ibss.ssid, params->ssid, IEEE80211_MAX_SSID_LEN);
* The ssid_len setting below is used to see whether
* we are active, and we need all other settings
* before that may get visible.
sdata->u.ibss.ssid_len = params->ssid_len;
set_bit(IEEE80211_IBSS_REQ_RUN, &sdata->u.ibss.request);
queue_work(sdata->local->hw.workqueue, &sdata->;
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