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Date:	Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:22:29 -0400
From:	Debabrata Banerjee <dbavatar@...il.com>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, kaber@...sh.net,
	yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org, jmorris@...ei.org, pekkas@...core.fi,
	kuznet@....inr.ac.ru
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, eric.dumazet@...il.com,
	Joshua Hunt <johunt@...mai.com>
Subject: Bug in net/ipv6/ip6_fib.c:fib6_dump_table()

Looks like commit 2bec5a369ee79576a3eea2c23863325089785a2c "ipv6: fib:
fix crash when changing large fib while dumping" is the culprit. The
result of this code is that if there is a tree addition while a dump
has suspended because the netlink skb is full, it will simply go back
to the top of the tree and you end up with duplicate/triplicate/etc
routes. It looks like the code attempts to count nodes, but it's a
linear count and the data structure is a tree so that's a big problem.
The net result is potentially DOSable, since if route table updates
happen often enough in proportion to table size, a dump will attempt
to return an infinite amount of routes (observed). So this commit
should be reverted. However I am interested in the problem that commit
tried to solve, if anyone has more information on that. My assumption
is the fib tree gets corrupted and eventually it crashes in
fib6_dump_table(), which I assume can still happen.

I can easily demonstrate the bug by adding cloned/cache routes while I
check the results of fib6_dump_table:

root@...2-25-43-12.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:~# ip -6 -o route
show table cache |tee tmp | wc -l; sort tmp | uniq -u | wc -l
593
189
root@...2-25-43-12.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:~# ip -6 -o route
show table cache |tee tmp | wc -l; sort tmp | uniq -u | wc -l
884
16
root@...2-25-43-12.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:~# ip -6 -o route
show table cache |tee tmp | wc -l; sort tmp | uniq -u | wc -l
888
78
root@...2-25-43-12.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:~# ip -6 -o route
show table cache |tee tmp | wc -l; sort tmp | uniq -u | wc -l
507
507
root@...2-25-43-12.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:~# ip -6 -o route
show table cache |tee tmp | wc -l; sort tmp | uniq -u | wc -l
533
533
root@...2-25-43-12.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:~# ip -6 -o route
show table cache |tee tmp | wc -l; sort tmp | uniq -u | wc -l
571
571

Thanks,
Debabrata
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