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Date:   Tue, 10 Aug 2021 15:22:48 +0200
From:   Florian Westphal <>
To:     Pavel Skripkin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] netfilter: protect nft_ct_pcpu_template_refcnt with

Pavel Skripkin <> wrote:
> Syzbot hit use-after-free in nf_tables_dump_sets. The problem was in
> missing lock protection for nft_ct_pcpu_template_refcnt.
> Before commit f102d66b335a ("netfilter: nf_tables: use dedicated
> mutex to guard transactions") all transactions were serialized by global
> mutex, but then global mutex was changed to local per netnamespace
> commit_mutex.
> This change causes use-after-free bug, when 2 netnamespaces concurently
> changing nft_ct_pcpu_template_refcnt without proper locking. Fix it by
> adding nft_ct_pcpu_mutex and protect all nft_ct_pcpu_template_refcnt
> changes with it.
> Fixes: f102d66b335a ("netfilter: nf_tables: use dedicated mutex to guard transactions")
> Reported-and-tested-by:
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Skripkin <>

Acked-by: Florian Westphal <>

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