[tip:timers/urgent] tick/broadcast: Prevent NULL pointer dereference

From: tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
Date: Thu Dec 15 2016 - 06:33:11 EST

Commit-ID: c1a9eeb938b5433947e5ea22f89baff3182e7075
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/c1a9eeb938b5433947e5ea22f89baff3182e7075
Author: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:10:37 +0100
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:25:13 +0100

tick/broadcast: Prevent NULL pointer dereference

When a disfunctional timer, e.g. dummy timer, is installed, the tick core
tries to setup the broadcast timer.

If no broadcast device is installed, the kernel crashes with a NULL pointer
dereference in tick_broadcast_setup_oneshot() because the function has no
sanity check.

Reported-by: Mason <slash.tmp@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Anna-Maria Gleixner <anna-maria@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Richard Cochran <rcochran@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Cc: Sebastian Frias <sf84@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thibaud Cornic <thibaud_cornic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@xxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1147ef90-7877-e4d2-bb2b-5c4fa8d3144b@xxxxxxx
kernel/time/tick-broadcast.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-broadcast.c b/kernel/time/tick-broadcast.c
index f6aae79..d2a20e8 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-broadcast.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-broadcast.c
@@ -871,6 +871,9 @@ void tick_broadcast_setup_oneshot(struct clock_event_device *bc)
int cpu = smp_processor_id();

+ if (!bc)
+ return;
/* Set it up only once ! */
if (bc->event_handler != tick_handle_oneshot_broadcast) {
int was_periodic = clockevent_state_periodic(bc);