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authorHerbert Xu <>2010-07-05 21:29:28 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <>2010-07-07 14:43:33 -0700
commit17762060c25590bfddd68cc1131f28ec720f405f (patch)
tree20f774e21264c70a7d6690377db4cddd811278fc /net/bridge
parent7f285fa78d4b81b8458f05e77fb6b46245121b4e (diff)
bridge: Clear IPCB before possible entry into IP stack
The bridge protocol lives dangerously by having incestuous relations with the IP stack. In this instance an abomination has been created where a bogus IPCB area from a bridged packet leads to a crash in the IP stack because it's interpreted as IP options. This patch papers over the problem by clearing the IPCB area in that particular spot. To fix this properly we'd also need to parse any IP options if present but I'm way too lazy for that. Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <> Cheers, Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/bridge')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
index 44420992f72f..8fb75f89c4aa 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
@@ -591,6 +591,9 @@ static unsigned int br_nf_pre_routing(unsigned int hook, struct sk_buff *skb,
pskb_trim_rcsum(skb, len);
+ /* BUG: Should really parse the IP options here. */
+ memset(IPCB(skb), 0, sizeof(struct inet_skb_parm));
if (!nf_bridge_alloc(skb))
return NF_DROP;