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brcmfmac: fix possible buffer overflow in brcmf_cfg80211_mgmt_tx()

The lower level nl80211 code in cfg80211 ensures that "len" is between
25 and NL80211_ATTR_FRAME (2304).  We subtract DOT11_MGMT_HDR_LEN (24) from
"len" so thats's max of 2280.  However, the action_frame->data[] buffer is
only BRCMF_FIL_ACTION_FRAME_SIZE (1800) bytes long so this memcpy() can

	memcpy(action_frame->data, &buf[DOT11_MGMT_HDR_LEN],

Cc: # 3.9.x
Fixes: 18e2f61 ("brcmfmac: P2P action frame tx.")
Reported-by: "freenerguo(郭大兴)" <>
Signed-off-by: Arend van Spriel <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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Arend van Spriel authored and davem330 committed Jul 7, 2017
1 parent 76b825a commit 8f44c9a41386729fea410e688959ddaa9d51be7c
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  1. +5 −0 drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c
@@ -4934,6 +4934,11 @@ brcmf_cfg80211_mgmt_tx(struct wiphy *wiphy, struct wireless_dev *wdev,
cfg80211_mgmt_tx_status(wdev, *cookie, buf, len, true,
} else if (ieee80211_is_action(mgmt->frame_control)) {
brcmf_err("invalid action frame length\n");
err = -EINVAL;
goto exit;
af_params = kzalloc(sizeof(*af_params), GFP_KERNEL);
if (af_params == NULL) {
brcmf_err("unable to allocate frame\n");

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