[PATCH 3.19.y-ckt 40/70] mac80211: Fix Public Action frame RX in AP mode

From: Kamal Mostafa
Date: Wed Mar 16 2016 - 16:19:04 EST

v3.19.8-ckt17 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Jouni Malinen <jouni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 1ec7bae8bec9b72e347e01330c745ab5cdd66f0e upstream.

Public Action frames use special rules for how the BSSID field (Address
3) is set. A wildcard BSSID is used in cases where the transmitter and
recipient are not members of the same BSS. As such, we need to accept
Public Action frames with wildcard BSSID.

Commit db8e17324553 ("mac80211: ignore frames between TDLS peers when
operating as AP") added a rule that drops Action frames to TDLS-peers
based on an Action frame having different DA (Address 1) and BSSID
(Address 3) values. This is not correct since it misses the possibility
of BSSID being a wildcard BSSID in which case the Address 1 would not
necessarily match.

Fix this by allowing mac80211 to accept wildcard BSSID in an Action
frame when in AP mode.

Fixes: db8e17324553 ("mac80211: ignore frames between TDLS peers when operating as AP")
Signed-off-by: Jouni Malinen <jouni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
net/mac80211/rx.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/mac80211/rx.c b/net/mac80211/rx.c
index c218688..a79516d 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/rx.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/rx.c
@@ -3306,6 +3306,7 @@ static bool prepare_for_handlers(struct ieee80211_rx_data *rx,
return false;
/* ignore action frames to TDLS-peers */
if (ieee80211_is_action(hdr->frame_control) &&
+ !is_broadcast_ether_addr(bssid) &&
!ether_addr_equal(bssid, hdr->addr1))
return false;