Patchwork [ethtool] ethtool: Resolve use of uninitialized memory in rxclass_get_dev_info

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Submitter Alexander Duyck
Date July 11, 2012, 9:16 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/170517/
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Delegated to: David Miller
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Alexander Duyck - July 11, 2012, 9:16 p.m.
The ethtool function for getting the rule count was not zeroing out the
data field before passing it to the kernel.  As a result the value started
uninitialized and was incorrectly returning a result indicating that
devices supported setting new rule indexes.  In order to correct this I am
adding a one line fix that sets data to zero before we pass the command to
the kernel.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <>

 rxclass.c |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/rxclass.c b/rxclass.c
index 4d49aa6..e1633a8 100644
--- a/rxclass.c
+++ b/rxclass.c
@@ -207,6 +207,7 @@  static int rxclass_get_dev_info(struct cmd_context *ctx, __u32 *count,
 	int err;
+ = 0;
 	err = send_ioctl(ctx, &nfccmd);
 	*count = nfccmd.rule_cnt;
 	if (driver_select)