[PATCH 096/190] Revert "net: mwifiex: fix a NULL pointer dereference"

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Apr 21 2021 - 09:07:35 EST

This reverts commit e5b9b206f3f6376b9a1406b67eafe4e7bb9f123c.

Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
malicious" changes. The result of these submissions can be found in a
paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).

Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
they actually are a valid fix. Until that work is complete, remove this
change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the

Cc: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Kalle Valo <kvalo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cmdevt.c | 6 ------
1 file changed, 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cmdevt.c b/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cmdevt.c
index 3a11342a6bde..bda8a236e386 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cmdevt.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/marvell/mwifiex/cmdevt.c
@@ -339,12 +339,6 @@ static int mwifiex_dnld_sleep_confirm_cmd(struct mwifiex_adapter *adapter)
sleep_cfm_tmp =
dev_alloc_skb(sizeof(struct mwifiex_opt_sleep_confirm)
- if (!sleep_cfm_tmp) {
- mwifiex_dbg(adapter, ERROR,
- "SLEEP_CFM: dev_alloc_skb failed\n");
- return -ENOMEM;
- }
skb_put(sleep_cfm_tmp, sizeof(struct mwifiex_opt_sleep_confirm)
put_unaligned_le32(MWIFIEX_USB_TYPE_CMD, sleep_cfm_tmp->data);