DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: serial: rp2: use 'request_firmware' instead of 'request_firmware_nowait' In 'rp2_probe', the driver registers 'rp2_uart_interrupt' then calls 'rp2_fw_cb' through 'request_firmware_nowait'. In 'rp2_fw_cb', if the firmware don't exists, function just return without initializing ports of 'rp2_card'. But now the interrupt handler function has been registered, and when an interrupt comes, 'rp2_uart_interrupt' may access those ports then causing NULL pointer dereference or other bugs. Because the driver does some initialization work in 'rp2_fw_cb', in order to make the driver ready to handle interrupts, 'request_firmware' should be used instead of asynchronous 'request_firmware_nowait'. This report reveals it: INFO: trying to register non-static key. the code is fine but needs lockdep annotation. turning off the locking correctness validator. CPU: 2 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/2 Not tainted 4.19.177-gdba4159c14ef-dirty #45 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (Q35 + ICH9, 2009), BIOS rel-1.12.0-59- 04/01/2014 Call Trace: <IRQ> __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline] dump_stack+0xec/0x156 lib/dump_stack.c:118 assign_lock_key kernel/locking/lockdep.c:727 [inline] register_lock_class+0x14e5/0x1ba0 kernel/locking/lockdep.c:753 __lock_acquire+0x187/0x3750 kernel/locking/lockdep.c:3303 lock_acquire+0x124/0x340 kernel/locking/lockdep.c:3907 __raw_spin_lock include/linux/spinlock_api_smp.h:142 [inline] _raw_spin_lock+0x32/0x50 kernel/locking/spinlock.c:144 spin_lock include/linux/spinlock.h:329 [inline] rp2_ch_interrupt drivers/tty/serial/rp2.c:466 [inline] rp2_asic_interrupt.isra.9+0x15d/0x990 drivers/tty/serial/rp2.c:493 rp2_uart_interrupt+0x49/0xe0 drivers/tty/serial/rp2.c:504 __handle_irq_event_percpu+0xfb/0x770 kernel/irq/handle.c:149 handle_irq_event_percpu+0x79/0x150 kernel/irq/handle.c:189 handle_irq_event+0xac/0x140 kernel/irq/handle.c:206 handle_fasteoi_irq+0x232/0x5c0 kernel/irq/chip.c:725 generic_handle_irq_desc include/linux/irqdesc.h:155 [inline] handle_irq+0x230/0x3a0 arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c:87 do_IRQ+0xa7/0x1e0 arch/x86/kernel/irq.c:247 common_interrupt+0xf/0xf arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:670 </IRQ> RIP: 0010:native_safe_halt+0x28/0x30 arch/x86/include/asm/irqflags.h:61 Code: 00 00 55 be 04 00 00 00 48 c7 c7 00 c2 2f 8c 48 89 e5 e8 fb 31 e7 f8 8b 05 75 af 8d 03 85 c0 7e 07 0f 00 2d 8a 61 65 00 fb f4 <5d> c3 90 90 90 90 90 90 0f 1f 44 00 00 55 48 89 e5 41 57 41 56 41 RSP: 0018:ffff88806b71fcc8 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: ffffffffffffffde RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffffff8bde7e48 RCX: ffffffff88a21285 RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000004 RDI: ffffffff8c2fc200 RBP: ffff88806b71fcc8 R08: fffffbfff185f840 R09: fffffbfff185f840 R10: 0000000000000001 R11: fffffbfff185f840 R12: 0000000000000002 R13: ffffffff8bea18a0 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000000 arch_safe_halt arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h:94 [inline] default_idle+0x6f/0x360 arch/x86/kernel/process.c:557 arch_cpu_idle+0xf/0x20 arch/x86/kernel/process.c:548 default_idle_call+0x3b/0x60 kernel/sched/idle.c:93 cpuidle_idle_call kernel/sched/idle.c:153 [inline] do_idle+0x2ab/0x3c0 kernel/sched/idle.c:263 cpu_startup_entry+0xcb/0xe0 kernel/sched/idle.c:369 start_secondary+0x3b8/0x4e0 arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c:271 secondary_startup_64+0xa4/0xb0 arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S:243 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000010 PGD 8000000056d27067 P4D 8000000056d27067 PUD 56d28067 PMD 0 Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP KASAN PTI CPU: 2 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/2 Not tainted 4.19.177-gdba4159c14ef-dirty #45 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (Q35 + ICH9, 2009), BIOS rel-1.12.0-59- 04/01/2014 RIP: 0010:readl arch/x86/include/asm/io.h:59 [inline] RIP: 0010:rp2_ch_interrupt drivers/tty/serial/rp2.c:472 [inline] RIP: 0010:rp2_asic_interrupt.isra.9+0x181/0x990 drivers/tty/serial/rp2.c: 493 Co ---truncated---
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)bullseye5.10.218-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.221-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed

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