[PATCH 4.9 03/78] ipv4: tcp: send zero IPID for RST and ACK sent in SYN-RECV and TIME-WAIT state
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Sep 13 2018 - 09:36:07 EST
4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
[ Upstream commit 431280eebed9f5079553daf003011097763e71fd ]
tcp uses per-cpu (and per namespace) sockets (net->ipv4.tcp_sk) internally
to send some control packets.
1) RST packets, through tcp_v4_send_reset()
2) ACK packets in SYN-RECV and TIME-WAIT state, through tcp_v4_send_ack()
These packets assert IP_DF, and also use the hashed IP ident generator
to provide an IPv4 ID number.
Geoff Alexander reported this could be used to build off-path attacks.
These packets should not be fragmented, since their size is smaller than
IPV4_MIN_MTU. Only some tunneled paths could eventually have to fragment,
regardless of inner IPID.
We really can use zero IPID, to address the flaw, and as a bonus,
avoid a couple of atomic operations in ip_idents_reserve()
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Geoff Alexander <alexandg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Geoff Alexander <alexandg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
net/ipv4/tcp_ipv4.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
@@ -2440,6 +2440,12 @@ static int __net_init tcp_sk_init(struct
+ /* Please enforce IP_DF and IPID==0 for RST and
+ * ACK sent in SYN-RECV and TIME-WAIT state.
+ inet_sk(sk)->pmtudisc = IP_PMTUDISC_DO;
*per_cpu_ptr(net->ipv4.tcp_sk, cpu) = sk;