** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu Zesty)
Status: In Progress => Fix Committed
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scsi: hisi_sas: add null check before indirect pointer dereference
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Coverity scanning discovered a potential NULL dereference in this driver.
Though I'm unaware of anyone hitting it in practice, it is an obvious bug.
There is no known reproducer for this, so it can only be regression tested.
The fix is localized to a driver and is a clean cherry pick from upstream.
The bug fix looks straightforward - don't dereference the pointer if it is
NULL. The only regression theory I have would be if this means that, instead of
crashing, we now execute code that is *worse* than crashing (e.g. resulting in
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