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USB: cdc-acm: more sanity checking

An attack has become available which pretends to be a quirky
device circumventing normal sanity checks and crashes the kernel
by an insufficient number of interfaces. This patch adds a check
to the code path for quirky devices.

Change-Id: Ie96a95d833e4ca9c3c3c3557679115ffb7069b5b
Signed-off-by: Oliver Neukum <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
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oneukum authored and andi34 committed Mar 15, 2016
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  1. +3 −0 drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c
@@ -895,6 +895,9 @@ static int acm_probe(struct usb_interface *intf,
if (quirks == NO_UNION_NORMAL) {
data_interface = usb_ifnum_to_if(usb_dev, 1);
control_interface = usb_ifnum_to_if(usb_dev, 0);
/* we would crash */
if (!data_interface || !control_interface)
return -ENODEV;
goto skip_normal_probe;

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