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SubjectRe:Re: [PATCH] firmware: arm_scpi: Fix error handle when scpi probe failed

>On Fri, Jul 01, 2022 at 02:16:06PM +0800, huhai wrote:
>> From: huhai <>
>> When scpi probe fails, do not just return the error code, but also reset
>> the global scpi_info to NULL, otherwise scpi_hwmon_probe() may get a UAF
>> and cause panic:
>Interesting, which platform are you using this on ? SCPI is deprecated for
>a while, please switch to SCMI which is well maintained both in terms of
>specification and support in the kernel. I also assume this is 64-bit
>platform, so I don't want you to get stuck in future because of lack

>of some feature in SCPI. Please see if you can migrate to SCMI.

Thinks for sharing this massage, and my platform is FT2000+(ARM64).

>> scpi_protocol FTSC0001:00: incorrect or no SCP firmware found
>> ... ...
>> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000000000000000
>> Mem abort info:

>I think we don't see to make it complex. Can't it be as simple as:

scpi_info is a global variable, we must set it to NULL when it is not valid

>diff --git i/drivers/firmware/arm_scpi.c w/drivers/firmware/arm_scpi.c
>index ddf0b9ff9e15..6fa1a5b193b8 100644
>--- i/drivers/firmware/arm_scpi.c
>+++ w/drivers/firmware/arm_scpi.c
>@@ -799,7 +799,7 @@ static struct scpi_ops scpi_ops = {
> struct scpi_ops *get_scpi_ops(void)
> {
>- return scpi_info ? scpi_info->scpi_ops : NULL;

>+ return scpi_info && scpi_info->scpi_ops ? scpi_info->scpi_ops : NULL;

I don't think it work well, because it's a UAF and scpi_info->scpi_ops could be any value set by others.

> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(get_scpi_ops);
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