In asix_rx_fixup_internal() there is a risk that rx->ax_skb gets
reused after passing the Ethernet frame into the network stack via

The risks include:

a) asynchronously freeing rx->ax_skb after passing the netdev buffer
   to the NAPI layer which might corrupt the backlog queue.

b) erroneously reusing rx->ax_skb such as calling skb_put_data() multiple
   times which causes writing off the end of the netdev buffer.

Therefore add a defensive rx->ax_skb = NULL after usbnet_skb_return()
so that it is not possible to free rx->ax_skb or to apply
skb_put_data() too many times.

Signed-off-by: Dean Jenkins <>
 drivers/net/usb/asix_common.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/asix_common.c b/drivers/net/usb/asix_common.c
index 7847436..6983b6b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/asix_common.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/asix_common.c
@@ -168,8 +168,10 @@ int asix_rx_fixup_internal(struct usbnet *dev, struct 
sk_buff *skb,
                if (rx->ax_skb) {
                        skb_put_data(rx->ax_skb, skb->data + offset,
-                       if (!rx->remaining)
+                       if (!rx->remaining) {
                                usbnet_skb_return(dev, rx->ax_skb);
+                               rx->ax_skb = NULL;
+                       }
                offset += (copy_length + 1) & 0xfffe;

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