Commit ced121ed authored by Brian Norris's avatar Brian Norris Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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mwifiex: Don't abort on small, spec-compliant vendor IEs

commit 63d7ef36 upstream.

Per the 802.11 specification, vendor IEs are (at minimum) only required
to contain an OUI. A type field is also included in ieee80211.h (struct
ieee80211_vendor_ie) but doesn't appear in the specification. The
remaining fields (subtype, version) are a convention used in WMM

Thus, we should not reject vendor-specific IEs that have only the
minimum length (3 bytes) -- we should skip over them (since we only want
to match longer IEs, that match either WMM or WPA formats). We can
reject elements that don't have the minimum-required 3 byte OUI.

While we're at it, move the non-standard subtype and version fields into
the WMM structs, to avoid this confusion in the future about generic
"vendor header" attributes.

Fixes: 685c9b77

 ("mwifiex: Abort at too short BSS descriptor element")
Cc: Takashi Iwai <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarBrian Norris <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarTakashi Iwai <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarKalle Valo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent b1459fb3
......@@ -1744,9 +1744,10 @@ struct mwifiex_ie_types_wmm_queue_status {
struct ieee_types_vendor_header {
u8 element_id;
u8 len;
u8 oui[4]; /* 0~2: oui, 3: oui_type */
u8 oui_subtype;
u8 version;
struct {
u8 oui[3];
u8 oui_type;
} __packed oui;
} __packed;
struct ieee_types_wmm_parameter {
......@@ -1760,6 +1761,9 @@ struct ieee_types_wmm_parameter {
* Version [1]
struct ieee_types_vendor_header vend_hdr;
u8 oui_subtype;
u8 version;
u8 qos_info_bitmap;
u8 reserved;
struct ieee_types_wmm_ac_parameters ac_params[IEEE80211_NUM_ACS];
......@@ -1777,6 +1781,8 @@ struct ieee_types_wmm_info {
* Version [1]
struct ieee_types_vendor_header vend_hdr;
u8 oui_subtype;
u8 version;
u8 qos_info_bitmap;
} __packed;
......@@ -1357,21 +1357,25 @@ int mwifiex_update_bss_desc_with_ie(struct mwifiex_adapter *adapter,
if (element_len + 2 < sizeof(vendor_ie->vend_hdr))
return -EINVAL;
vendor_ie = (struct ieee_types_vendor_specific *)
if (!memcmp
(vendor_ie->vend_hdr.oui, wpa_oui,
sizeof(wpa_oui))) {
/* 802.11 requires at least 3-byte OUI. */
if (element_len < sizeof(vendor_ie->vend_hdr.oui.oui))
return -EINVAL;
/* Not long enough for a match? Skip it. */
if (element_len < sizeof(wpa_oui))
if (!memcmp(&vendor_ie->vend_hdr.oui, wpa_oui,
sizeof(wpa_oui))) {
bss_entry->bcn_wpa_ie =
(struct ieee_types_vendor_specific *)
bss_entry->wpa_offset = (u16)
(current_ptr - bss_entry->beacon_buf);
} else if (!memcmp(vendor_ie->vend_hdr.oui, wmm_oui,
} else if (!memcmp(&vendor_ie->vend_hdr.oui, wmm_oui,
sizeof(wmm_oui))) {
if (total_ie_len ==
sizeof(struct ieee_types_wmm_parameter) ||
......@@ -1388,7 +1388,7 @@ mwifiex_set_gen_ie_helper(struct mwifiex_private *priv, u8 *ie_data_ptr,
/* Test to see if it is a WPA IE, if not, then
* it is a gen IE
if (!memcmp(pvendor_ie->oui, wpa_oui,
if (!memcmp(&pvendor_ie->oui, wpa_oui,
sizeof(wpa_oui))) {
/* IE is a WPA/WPA2 IE so call set_wpa function
......@@ -1398,7 +1398,7 @@ mwifiex_set_gen_ie_helper(struct mwifiex_private *priv, u8 *ie_data_ptr,
goto next_ie;
if (!memcmp(pvendor_ie->oui, wps_oui,
if (!memcmp(&pvendor_ie->oui, wps_oui,
sizeof(wps_oui))) {
/* Test to see if it is a WPS IE,
* if so, enable wps session flag
......@@ -240,7 +240,7 @@ mwifiex_wmm_setup_queue_priorities(struct mwifiex_private *priv,
mwifiex_dbg(priv->adapter, INFO,
"info: WMM Parameter IE: version=%d,\t"
"qos_info Parameter Set Count=%d, Reserved=%#x\n",
wmm_ie->vend_hdr.version, wmm_ie->qos_info_bitmap &
wmm_ie->version, wmm_ie->qos_info_bitmap &
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