mwifiex: fix possible heap overflow in mwifiex_process_country_ie()

commit 3d94a4a8373bf5f45cf5f939e88b8354dbf2311b upstream.

mwifiex_process_country_ie() function parse elements of bss
descriptor in beacon packet. When processing WLAN_EID_COUNTRY
element, there is no upper limit check for country_ie_len before
calling memcpy. The destination buffer domain_info->triplet is an
array of length MWIFIEX_MAX_TRIPLET_802_11D(83). The remote
attacker can build a fake AP with the same ssid as real AP, and
send malicous beacon packet with long WLAN_EID_COUNTRY elemen
(country_ie_len > 83). Attacker can  force STA connect to fake AP
on a different channel. When the victim STA connects to fake AP,
will trigger the heap buffer overflow. Fix this by checking for
length and if found invalid, don not connect to the AP.

This fix addresses CVE-2019-14895.

Reported-by: huangwen <>
Signed-off-by: Ganapathi Bhat <>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <>
Cc: Ben Hutchings <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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