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ALSA: control: Make sure that id->index does not overflow

The ALSA control code expects that the range of assigned indices to a control is
continuous and does not overflow. Currently there are no checks to enforce this.
If a control with a overflowing index range is created that control becomes
effectively inaccessible and unremovable since snd_ctl_find_id() will not be
able to find it. This patch adds a check that makes sure that controls with a
overflowing index range can not be created.

Signed-off-by: Lars-Peter Clausen <>
Acked-by: Jaroslav Kysela <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <>
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larsclausen authored and tiwai committed Jun 18, 2014
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  1. +3 −0 sound/core/control.c
@@ -342,6 +342,9 @@ int snd_ctl_add(struct snd_card *card, struct snd_kcontrol *kcontrol)
if (snd_BUG_ON(!card || !kcontrol->info))
goto error;
id = kcontrol->id;
if (id.index > UINT_MAX - kcontrol->count)
goto error;

if (snd_ctl_find_id(card, &id)) {

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