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Date:	Fri,  7 Feb 2014 11:22:37 +0100
From:	Francois-Xavier Le Bail <>
Cc:	Nicolas Dichtel <>,
	David Miller <>
Subject: [PATCH] ipv6: icmp6_send: fix Oops when pinging a not set up IPv6 peer on a sit tunnel

The patch 446fab59333dea91e54688f033dd8d788d0486fb ("ipv6: enable anycast addresses
as source addresses in ICMPv6 error messages") causes an Oops when pinging a not
set up IPv6 peer on a sit tunnel.

The problem is that ipv6_anycast_destination() uses unconditionally skb_dst(skb),
which is NULL in this case.

The solution is to use instead the ipv6_chk_acast_addr_src() function.

Here are the steps to reproduce it:
modprobe sit
ip link add sit1 type sit remote local
ip l s sit1 up
ip -6 a a dev sit1 2001:1234::123 remote 2001:1234::121
ping6 2001:1234::121

Reported-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
Tested-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
Signed-off-by: Francois-Xavier Le Bail <>
Thanks Nicolas !

 net/ipv6/icmp.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/icmp.c b/net/ipv6/icmp.c
index f81f596..f2610e1 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/icmp.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/icmp.c
@@ -414,7 +414,7 @@ static void icmp6_send(struct sk_buff *skb, u8 type, u8 code, __u32 info)
 	addr_type = ipv6_addr_type(&hdr->daddr);
 	if (ipv6_chk_addr(net, &hdr->daddr, skb->dev, 0) ||
-	    ipv6_anycast_destination(skb))
+	    ipv6_chk_acast_addr_src(net, skb->dev, &hdr->daddr))
 		saddr = &hdr->daddr;
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