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From: Markus Armbruster <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:59:22 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 2/3] i386: Fix arch_query_cpu_model_expansion() leak

RH-Author: Markus Armbruster <>
Message-id: <>
Patchwork-id: 81980
O-Subject: [qemu-kvm RHEL8/virt212 PATCH 2/2] i386: Fix arch_query_cpu_model_expansion() leak
Bugzilla: 1615717
RH-Acked-by: Eduardo Habkost <>
RH-Acked-by: Laszlo Ersek <>
RH-Acked-by: Miroslav Rezanina <>

From: Eduardo Habkost <>

Reported by Coverity:

Error: RESOURCE_LEAK (CWE-772): [#def439]
qemu-2.12.0/target/i386/cpu.c:3179: alloc_fn: Storage is returned from allocation function "qdict_new".
qemu-2.12.0/qobject/qdict.c:34:5: alloc_fn: Storage is returned from allocation function "g_malloc0".
qemu-2.12.0/qobject/qdict.c:34:5: var_assign: Assigning: "qdict" = "g_malloc0(4120UL)".
qemu-2.12.0/qobject/qdict.c:37:5: return_alloc: Returning allocated memory "qdict".
qemu-2.12.0/target/i386/cpu.c:3179: var_assign: Assigning: "props" = storage returned from "qdict_new()".
qemu-2.12.0/target/i386/cpu.c:3217: leaked_storage: Variable "props" going out of scope leaks the storage it points to.

This was introduced by commit b8097deb359b ("i386: Improve
query-cpu-model-expansion full mode").

The leak is only theoretical: if ret->model->props is set to
props, the qapi_free_CpuModelExpansionInfo() call will free props
too in case of errors.  The only way for this to not happen is if
we enter the default branch of the switch statement, which would
never happen because all CpuModelExpansionType values are being

It's still worth to change this to make the allocation logic
easier to follow and make the Coverity error go away.  To make
everything simpler, initialize ret->model and ret->model->props
earlier in the function.

While at it, remove redundant check for !prop because prop is
always initialized at the beginning of the function.

Fixes: b8097deb359bbbd92592b9670adfe9e245b2d0bd
Signed-off-by: Eduardo Habkost <>
Message-Id: <>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <>
(cherry picked from commit e38bf612477fca62b205ebd909b1372a7e45a8c0)
Signed-off-by: Danilo C. L. de Paula <>
 target/i386/cpu.c | 9 +++------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/target/i386/cpu.c b/target/i386/cpu.c
index caab4e2..605d0fa 100644
--- a/target/i386/cpu.c
+++ b/target/i386/cpu.c
@@ -3727,6 +3727,9 @@ arch_query_cpu_model_expansion(CpuModelExpansionType type,
     props = qdict_new();
+    ret->model = g_new0(CpuModelInfo, 1);
+    ret->model->props = QOBJECT(props);
+    ret->model->has_props = true;
     switch (type) {
@@ -3747,15 +3750,9 @@ arch_query_cpu_model_expansion(CpuModelExpansionType type,
         goto out;
-    if (!props) {
-        props = qdict_new();
-    }
     x86_cpu_to_dict(xc, props);
-    ret->model = g_new0(CpuModelInfo, 1);
     ret->model->name = g_strdup(base_name);
-    ret->model->props = QOBJECT(props);
-    ret->model->has_props = true;