[PATCH 3.10 12/62] macvtap: make sure neighbour code can push ethernet header

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Mar 16 2015 - 10:40:15 EST

3.10-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 2f1d8b9e8afa5a833d96afcd23abcb8cdf8d83ab ]

Brian reported crashes using IPv6 traffic with macvtap/veth combo.

I tracked the crashes in neigh_hh_output()

-> memcpy(skb->data - HH_DATA_MOD, hh->hh_data, HH_DATA_MOD);

Neighbour code assumes headroom to push Ethernet header is
at least 16 bytes.

It appears macvtap has only 14 bytes available on arches
where NET_IP_ALIGN is 0 (like x86)

Effect is a corruption of 2 bytes right before skb->head,
and possible crashes if accessing non existing memory.

This fix should also increase IPv4 performance, as paranoid code
in ip_finish_output2() wont have to call skb_realloc_headroom()

Reported-by: Brian Rak <brak@xxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Brian Rak <brak@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/macvtap.c | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/net/macvtap.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvtap.c
@@ -658,12 +658,15 @@ static unsigned long iov_pages(const str
return pages;

+/* Neighbour code has some assumptions on HH_DATA_MOD alignment */
/* Get packet from user space buffer */
static ssize_t macvtap_get_user(struct macvtap_queue *q, struct msghdr *m,
const struct iovec *iv, unsigned long total_len,
size_t count, int noblock)
- int good_linear = SKB_MAX_HEAD(NET_IP_ALIGN);
+ int good_linear = SKB_MAX_HEAD(MACVTAP_RESERVE);
struct sk_buff *skb;
struct macvlan_dev *vlan;
unsigned long len = total_len;
@@ -722,7 +725,7 @@ static ssize_t macvtap_get_user(struct m
linear = vnet_hdr.hdr_len;

- skb = macvtap_alloc_skb(&q->sk, NET_IP_ALIGN, copylen,
+ skb = macvtap_alloc_skb(&q->sk, MACVTAP_RESERVE, copylen,
linear, noblock, &err);
if (!skb)
goto err;

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