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Date:   Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:19:38 +0000
From:   "Levin, Alexander (Sasha Levin)" <>
To:     "" <>,
        "" <>
Cc:     Ansis Atteka <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        "Levin, Alexander (Sasha Levin)" <>
Subject: [PATCH for 4.9 05/39] udp: disable inner UDP checksum offloads in
 IPsec case

From: Ansis Atteka <>

[ Upstream commit b40c5f4fde22fb98eff205b3aece05b471c24eed ]

Otherwise, UDP checksum offloads could corrupt ESP packets by attempting
to calculate UDP checksum when this inner UDP packet is already protected
by IPsec.

One way to reproduce this bug is to have a VM with virtio_net driver (UFO
set to ON in the guest VM); and then encapsulate all guest's Ethernet
frames in Geneve; and then further encrypt Geneve with IPsec.  In this
case following symptoms are observed:
1. If using ixgbe NIC, then it will complain with following error message:
   ixgbe 0000:01:00.1: partial checksum but l4 proto=32!
2. Receiving IPsec stack will drop all the corrupted ESP packets and
   increase XfrmInStateProtoError counter in /proc/net/xfrm_stat.
3. iperf UDP test from the VM with packet sizes above MTU will not work at
4. iperf TCP test from the VM will get ridiculously low performance because.

Signed-off-by: Ansis Atteka <>
Co-authored-by: Steffen Klassert <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 net/ipv4/udp_offload.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/udp_offload.c b/net/ipv4/udp_offload.c
index 6de016f80f17..0932c85b42af 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/udp_offload.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/udp_offload.c
@@ -29,6 +29,7 @@ static struct sk_buff *__skb_udp_tunnel_segment(struct sk_buff *skb,
 	u16 mac_len = skb->mac_len;
 	int udp_offset, outer_hlen;
 	__wsum partial;
+	bool need_ipsec;
 	if (unlikely(!pskb_may_pull(skb, tnl_hlen)))
 		goto out;
@@ -62,8 +63,10 @@ static struct sk_buff *__skb_udp_tunnel_segment(struct sk_buff *skb,
 	ufo = !!(skb_shinfo(skb)->gso_type & SKB_GSO_UDP);
+	need_ipsec = skb_dst(skb) && dst_xfrm(skb_dst(skb));
 	/* Try to offload checksum if possible */
 	offload_csum = !!(need_csum &&
+			  !need_ipsec &&
 			  (skb->dev->features &
 			   (is_ipv6 ? (NETIF_F_HW_CSUM | NETIF_F_IPV6_CSUM) :
 				      (NETIF_F_HW_CSUM | NETIF_F_IP_CSUM))));

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