[Bridge] [PATCH net] net: bridge: fix stale eth hdr pointer in br_dev_xmit

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Mon Feb 24 13:07:15 UTC 2020

In br_dev_xmit() we perform vlan filtering in br_allowed_ingress() but
if the packet has the vlan header inside (e.g. bridge with disabled
tx-vlan-offload) then the vlan filtering code will use skb_vlan_untag()
to extract the vid before filtering which in turn calls pskb_may_pull()
and we may end up with a stale eth pointer. Moreover the cached eth header
pointer will generally be wrong after that operation. Remove the eth header
caching and just use eth_hdr() directly, the compiler does the right thing
and calculates it only once so we don't lose anything.

Reported-by: syzbot+18c8b623c66fc198c493 at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
Fixes: 057658cb33fb ("bridge: suppress arp pkts on BR_NEIGH_SUPPRESS ports")
Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
 net/bridge/br_device.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_device.c b/net/bridge/br_device.c
index dc3d2c1dd9d5..0e3dbc5f3c34 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_device.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_device.c
@@ -34,7 +34,6 @@ netdev_tx_t br_dev_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
 	const struct nf_br_ops *nf_ops;
 	const unsigned char *dest;
-	struct ethhdr *eth;
 	u16 vid = 0;
@@ -54,15 +53,14 @@ netdev_tx_t br_dev_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
 	BR_INPUT_SKB_CB(skb)->frag_max_size = 0;
-	eth = eth_hdr(skb);
 	skb_pull(skb, ETH_HLEN);
 	if (!br_allowed_ingress(br, br_vlan_group_rcu(br), skb, &vid, &state))
 		goto out;
-	    (eth->h_proto == htons(ETH_P_ARP) ||
-	     eth->h_proto == htons(ETH_P_RARP)) &&
+	    (eth_hdr(skb)->h_proto == htons(ETH_P_ARP) ||
+	     eth_hdr(skb)->h_proto == htons(ETH_P_RARP)) &&
 	    br_opt_get(br, BROPT_NEIGH_SUPPRESS_ENABLED)) {
 		br_do_proxy_suppress_arp(skb, br, vid, NULL);
 	} else if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_IPV6) &&

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