Re: [PATCH v2 1/1] netfilter: nf_tables: fib: Drop IPV6 packages if IPv6 is disabled on boot

From: Pablo Neira Ayuso
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 06:35:50 EST

On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:15:06AM -0300, Leonardo Bras wrote:
> If IPv6 is disabled on boot (ipv6.disable=1), but nft_fib_inet ends up
> dealing with a IPv6 package, it causes a kernel panic in
> fib6_node_lookup_1(), crashing in bad_page_fault.

Q: How do you get to see IPv6 packets if IPv6 module is disable?

> The panic is caused by trying to deference a very low address (0x38
> in ppc64le), due to ipv6.fib6_main_tbl = NULL.
> BUG: Kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0x00000038
> Fix this behavior by dropping IPv6 packages if !ipv6_mod_enabled().

I'd suggest: s/package/packet/

> diff --git a/net/ipv6/netfilter/nft_fib_ipv6.c b/net/ipv6/netfilter/nft_fib_ipv6.c
> index 7ece86afd079..75acc417e2ff 100644
> --- a/net/ipv6/netfilter/nft_fib_ipv6.c
> +++ b/net/ipv6/netfilter/nft_fib_ipv6.c
> @@ -125,6 +125,11 @@ void nft_fib6_eval_type(const struct nft_expr *expr, struct nft_regs *regs,
> u32 *dest = &regs->data[priv->dreg];
> struct ipv6hdr *iph, _iph;
> + if (!ipv6_mod_enabled()) {
> + regs->verdict.code = NF_DROP;

NFT_BREAK instead to stop evaluating this rule, this results in a
mismatch, so you let the user decide what to do with packets that do
not match your policy.

The drop case at the bottom of the fib eval function never actually
never happens.