[Bridge] [PATCH net] net: bridge: clear bridge's private skb space on xmit

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Fri Jul 31 16:26:16 UTC 2020

We need to clear all of the bridge private skb variables as they can be
stale due to the packet being recirculated through the stack and then
transmitted through the bridge device. Similar memset is already done on
bridge's input. We've seen cases where proxyarp_replied was 1 on routed
multicast packets transmitted through the bridge to ports with neigh
suppress which were getting dropped. Same thing can in theory happen with
the port isolation bit as well.

Fixes: 821f1b21cabb ("bridge: add new BR_NEIGH_SUPPRESS port flag to suppress arp and nd flood")
Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
 net/bridge/br_device.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_device.c b/net/bridge/br_device.c
index 8c7b78f8bc23..9a2fb4aa1a10 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_device.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_device.c
@@ -36,6 +36,8 @@ netdev_tx_t br_dev_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
 	const unsigned char *dest;
 	u16 vid = 0;
+	memset(skb->cb, 0, sizeof(struct br_input_skb_cb));
 	nf_ops = rcu_dereference(nf_br_ops);
 	if (nf_ops && nf_ops->br_dev_xmit_hook(skb)) {

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