Re: [PATCH 1/1] net: bridge: fix a bug on using a neighbour cache entry without checking its state

From: David Miller
Date: Mon Jan 07 2019 - 12:10:36 EST

From: kchen <kchen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2019 11:28:13 +0800

> From: JianJhen Chen <kchen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> When handling DNAT'ed packets on a bridge device, the neighbour cache entry
> from lookup was used without checking its state. It means that a cache entry
> in the NUD_STALE state will be used directly instead of entering the NUD_DELAY
> state to confirm the reachability of the neighbor.
> This problem becomes worse after commit 2724680bceee ("neigh: Keep neighbour
> cache entries if number of them is small enough."), since all neighbour cache
> entries in the NUD_STALE state will be kept in the neighbour table as long as
> the number of cache entries does not exceed the value specified in gc_thresh1.
> This commit validates the state of a neighbour cache entry before using
> the entry.
> Signed-off-by: JianJhen Chen <kchen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: JinLin Chen <jlchen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Indeed, this looks correct.

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.