[PATCH 3.12 186/206] mac80211: fix typo in starting baserate for rts_cts_rate_idx

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Tue Nov 18 2014 - 09:18:32 EST

From: Karl Beldan <karl.beldan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

3.12-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit c7abf25af0f41be4b50d44c5b185d52eea360cb8 upstream.

It affects non-(V)HT rates and can lead to selecting an rts_cts rate
that is not a basic rate or way superior to the reference rate (ATM
rates[0] used for the 1st attempt of the protected frame data).

E.g, assuming drivers register growing (bitrate) sorted tables of
ieee80211_rate-s, having :
- rates[0].idx == d'2 and basic_rates == b'10100
will select rts_cts idx b'10011 & ~d'(BIT(2)-1), i.e. 1, likewise
- rates[0].idx == d'2 and basic_rates == b'10001
will select rts_cts idx b'10000
The first is not a basic rate and the second is > rates[0].

Also, wrt severity of the addressed misbehavior, ATM we only have one
rts_cts_rate_idx rather than one per rate table entry, so this idx might
still point to bitrates > rates[1..MAX_RATES].

Fixes: 5253ffb8c9e1 ("mac80211: always pick a basic rate to tx RTS/CTS for pre-HT rates")
Signed-off-by: Karl Beldan <karl.beldan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>
net/mac80211/rate.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/mac80211/rate.c b/net/mac80211/rate.c
index e126605cec66..8753b77d4223 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/rate.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/rate.c
@@ -454,7 +454,7 @@ static void rate_fixup_ratelist(struct ieee80211_vif *vif,
if (!(rates[0].flags & IEEE80211_TX_RC_MCS)) {
u32 basic_rates = vif->bss_conf.basic_rates;
- s8 baserate = basic_rates ? ffs(basic_rates - 1) : 0;
+ s8 baserate = basic_rates ? ffs(basic_rates) - 1 : 0;

rate = &sband->bitrates[rates[0].idx];


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