Now br_sysfs_if file flush doesn't have attr show. To read it will
cause kernel panic after users chmod u+r this file.

Xiong found this issue when running the commands:

  ip link add br0 type bridge
  ip link add type veth
  ip link set veth0 master br0
  chmod u+r /sys/devices/virtual/net/veth0/brport/flush
  timeout 3 cat /sys/devices/virtual/net/veth0/brport/flush

kernel crashed with NULL a pointer dereference call trace.

This patch is to fix it by return -EINVAL when brport_attr->show
is null, just the same as the check for brport_attr->store in

Fixes: 9cf637473c85 ("bridge: add sysfs hook to flush forwarding table")
Reported-by: Xiong Zhou <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
 net/bridge/br_sysfs_if.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_sysfs_if.c b/net/bridge/br_sysfs_if.c
index 0254c35..126a8ea 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_sysfs_if.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_sysfs_if.c
@@ -255,6 +255,9 @@ static ssize_t brport_show(struct kobject *kobj,
        struct brport_attribute *brport_attr = to_brport_attr(attr);
        struct net_bridge_port *p = to_brport(kobj);
+       if (!brport_attr->show)
+               return -EINVAL;
        return brport_attr->show(p, buf);

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