Re: [PATCH 4.19] inet: use bigger hash table for IP ID generation (backported to 4.19)
From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Jun 21 2021 - 11:28:44 EST
On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 01:19:18AM -0700, Amit Klein wrote:
> Subject: inet: use bigger hash table for IP ID generation (backported to 4.19)
> From: Amit Klein <aksecurity@xxxxxxxxx>
> This is a backport to 4.19 of the following patch, originally
> developed by Eric Dumazet.
> In commit 73f156a6e8c1 ("inetpeer: get rid of ip_id_count")
> I used a very small hash table that could be abused
> by patient attackers to reveal sensitive information.
> Switch to a dynamic sizing, depending on RAM size.
> Typical big hosts will now use 128x more storage (2 MB)
> to get a similar increase in security and reduction
> of hash collisions.
> As a bonus, use of alloc_large_system_hash() spreads
> allocated memory among all NUMA nodes.
> Fixes: 73f156a6e8c1 ("inetpeer: get rid of ip_id_count")
> Reported-by: Amit Klein <aksecurity@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Willy Tarreau <w@xxxxxx>
> net/ipv4/route.c | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
> 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> (limited to 'net/ipv4/route.c')
I had to dig up what the upstream git commit id was for this, please
specify it next time :(
I've queued this, and the 4.14 version up. Can you create a 4.4.y and
4.9.y version as well?