[PATCH] serial: 8250_pci: Prefer struct_size over open coded arithmetic

From: Len Baker
Date: Sun Sep 05 2021 - 11:58:22 EST

As noted in the "Deprecated Interfaces, Language Features, Attributes,
and Conventions" documentation [1], size calculations (especially
multiplication) should not be performed in memory allocator (or similar)
function arguments due to the risk of them overflowing. This could lead
to values wrapping around and a smaller allocation being made than the
caller was expecting. Using those allocations could lead to linear
overflows of heap memory and other misbehaviors.

So, use the struct_size() helper to do the arithmetic instead of the
argument "size + size * count" in the kzalloc() function.

[1] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v5.14/process/deprecated.html#open-coded-arithmetic-in-allocator-arguments

Signed-off-by: Len Baker <len.baker@xxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_pci.c | 4 +---
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_pci.c b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_pci.c
index a808c283883e..b97ade35d4a3 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_pci.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_pci.c
@@ -3981,9 +3981,7 @@ pciserial_init_ports(struct pci_dev *dev, const struct pciserial_board *board)
nr_ports = rc;

- priv = kzalloc(sizeof(struct serial_private) +
- sizeof(unsigned int) * nr_ports,
+ priv = kzalloc(struct_size(priv, line, nr_ports), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!priv) {
priv = ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
goto err_deinit;