[Bridge] [PATCH] net bridge: add null pointer check, fix panic

xiaoming gao gxm.linux.kernel at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 07:00:58 UTC 2013

Eric Dumazet said, at 2013-6-20 12:55:
> On Thu, 2013-06-20 at 11:08 +0800, xiaoming gao wrote:
>> From: newtongao <newtongao at tencent.com>
>> Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:58:33 +0800
>> Subject: [PATCH] net bridge: add null pointer check,fix panic
>> in kernel 3.0, br_port_get_rcu() may return NULL when network interface be deleting from bridge,
>> but in function br_handle_frame and br_handle_local_finish, the pointer didn't be checked before using,
>> so all br_port_get_rcu callers must do null check,or there occurs the null pointer panic.
>> kernel 3.4 also has this bug,i have verified.
>> mainline kernel still did not  check br_port_get_rcu()'s NULL pointer, but i have not tested it yet.
> Please check current version before sending a patch.
> This was most probably fixed in commit 00cfec37484761a44
> ("net: add a synchronize_net() in netdev_rx_handler_unregister()")
> Thanks
HI Eric
the problem is as follow:

dev->priv_flags &= ~IFF_BRIDGE_PORT;

------>at this point, the nic be deleting still have rx_handler , so , may in br_handle_frame()
------>br_port_exists() will return false,so br_get_port_rcu() will return NULL
------>so in br_handle_frame , there will be a null panic.


i have checked commit 00cfec37484761a44, i think it didn't fix this bug..


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