can: flexcan: fix NULL pointer exception during bringup

This change “can: flexcan: fix NULL pointer exception during bringup” in Linux kernel is authored by Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig [at] pengutronix.de> on Fri Jan 11 12:20:41 2019 +0100.

can: flexcan: fix NULL pointer exception during bringup

Commit cbffaf7aa09e ("can: flexcan: Always use last mailbox for TX")
introduced a loop letting i run up to (including) ARRAY_SIZE(regs->mb)
and in the body accessed regs->mb[i] which is an out-of-bounds array
access that then resulted in an access to an reserved register area.

Later this was changed by commit 0517961ccdf1 ("can: flexcan: Add
provision for variable payload size") to iterate a bit differently but
still runs one iteration too much resulting to call

	flexcan_get_mb(priv, priv->mb_count)

which results in a WARN_ON and then a NULL pointer exception. This
only affects devices compatible with "fsl,p1010-flexcan",
"fsl,imx53-flexcan", "fsl,imx35-flexcan", "fsl,imx25-flexcan",
"fsl,imx28-flexcan", so newer i.MX SoCs are not affected.

Fixes: cbffaf7aa09e ("can: flexcan: Always use last mailbox for TX")
Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
Cc: linux-stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> # >= 4.20
Signed-off-by: Marc Kleine-Budde <mkl@pengutronix.de>

This Linux change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find Linux releases including commit a55234d.

There are 2 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 drivers/net/can/flexcan.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/can/flexcan.c b/drivers/net/can/flexcan.c
index 5f09764..1c66fb2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/can/flexcan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/can/flexcan.c
@@ -1106,7 +1106,7 @@ static int flexcan_chip_start(struct net_device *dev)
 		}
 	} else {
 		/* clear and invalidate unused mailboxes first */
-		for (i = FLEXCAN_TX_MB_RESERVED_OFF_FIFO; i <= priv->mb_count; i++) {
+		for (i = FLEXCAN_TX_MB_RESERVED_OFF_FIFO; i < priv->mb_count; i++) {
 			mb = flexcan_get_mb(priv, i);
 			priv->write(FLEXCAN_MB_CODE_RX_INACTIVE,
 				    &mb->can_ctrl);

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is a55234d (patch).

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