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-rw-r--r--lib/nlattr.c22
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/lib/nlattr.c b/lib/nlattr.c
index 8bf78b4b78f0..dfa55c873c13 100644
--- a/lib/nlattr.c
+++ b/lib/nlattr.c
@@ -15,7 +15,11 @@
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <net/netlink.h>
-/* for these data types attribute length must be exactly given size */
+/* For these data types, attribute length should be exactly the given
+ * size. However, to maintain compatibility with broken commands, if the
+ * attribute length does not match the expected size a warning is emitted
+ * to the user that the command is sending invalid data and needs to be fixed.
+ */
static const u8 nla_attr_len[NLA_TYPE_MAX+1] = {
[NLA_U8] = sizeof(u8),
[NLA_U16] = sizeof(u16),
@@ -28,8 +32,16 @@ static const u8 nla_attr_len[NLA_TYPE_MAX+1] = {
};
static const u8 nla_attr_minlen[NLA_TYPE_MAX+1] = {
+ [NLA_U8] = sizeof(u8),
+ [NLA_U16] = sizeof(u16),
+ [NLA_U32] = sizeof(u32),
+ [NLA_U64] = sizeof(u64),
[NLA_MSECS] = sizeof(u64),
[NLA_NESTED] = NLA_HDRLEN,
+ [NLA_S8] = sizeof(s8),
+ [NLA_S16] = sizeof(s16),
+ [NLA_S32] = sizeof(s32),
+ [NLA_S64] = sizeof(s64),
};
static int validate_nla_bitfield32(const struct nlattr *nla,
@@ -69,11 +81,9 @@ static int validate_nla(const struct nlattr *nla, int maxtype,
BUG_ON(pt->type > NLA_TYPE_MAX);
- /* for data types NLA_U* and NLA_S* require exact length */
- if (nla_attr_len[pt->type]) {
- if (attrlen != nla_attr_len[pt->type])
- return -ERANGE;
- return 0;
+ if (nla_attr_len[pt->type] && attrlen != nla_attr_len[pt->type]) {
+ pr_warn_ratelimited("netlink: '%s': attribute type %d has an invalid length.\n",
+ current->comm, type);
}
switch (pt->type) {