Commit 6eec482f authored by Alan Cox's avatar Alan Cox Committed by Linus Torvalds
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binfmt_elf: Uninitialized variable

load_elf_interp() has interp_map_addr carefully described as
"uninitialized_var" and marked so as to avoid a warning.  However if you
trace the code it is passed into load_elf_interp and then this value is
checked against NULL.

As this return value isn't used this is actually safe but it freaks
various analysis tools that see un-initialized memory addresses being read
before their value is ever defined.

Set it to NULL as a matter of programming good taste if nothing else
Signed-off-by: default avatarAlan Cox <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 03a7beb5
......@@ -881,7 +881,7 @@ static int load_elf_binary(struct linux_binprm *bprm, struct pt_regs *regs)
if (elf_interpreter) {
unsigned long uninitialized_var(interp_map_addr);
unsigned long interp_map_addr = 0;
elf_entry = load_elf_interp(&loc->interp_elf_ex,
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