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Date:	Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:36:48 +0100
From:	Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>
To:	Rahul Sharma <rsharma@...sta.com>
Cc:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ipv6: Prevent ipv6_find_hdr() from returning ENOENT
 for valid non-first fragments

On Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 12:48:24PM +0530, Rahul Sharma wrote:
> Hi Pablo,
> 
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 5:35 AM, Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 08, 2015 at 11:39:16PM +0100, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> >> Hi Pablo,
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jan 8, 2015, at 21:53, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> >> > I'm afraid we cannot just get rid of that !ipv6_ext_hdr() check. The
> >> > ipv6_find_hdr() function is designed to return the transport protocol.
> >> > After the proposed change, it will return extension header numbers.
> >> > This will break existing ip6tables rulesets since the `-p' option
> >> > relies on this function to match the transport protocol.
> >> >
> >> > Note that the AH header is skipped (see code a bit below this
> >> > problematic fragmentation handling) so the follow up header after the
> >> > AH header is returned as the transport header.
> >> >
> >> > We can probably return the AH protocol number for non-1st fragments.
> >> > However, that would be something new to ip6tables since nobody has
> >> > ever seen packet matching `-p ah' rules. Thus, we restore control to
> >> > the user to allow this, but we would accept all kind of fragmented AH
> >> > traffic through the firewall since we cannot know what transport
> >> > protocol contains from non-1st fragments (unless I'm missing anything,
> >> > I need to have a closer look at this again tomorrow with fresher
> >> > mind).
> >>
> >> The code in question is guarded by (_frag_off != 0), so we are
> >> definitely processing a non-1st fragment currently. The -p match would
> >> happen at the time when the packet is reassembled and thus ipv6_find_hdr
> >> will find the real transport (final) header at this point (I hope I
> >> followed the code correctly here).
> >
> > Then, Rahul should get things working by modprobing nf_defrag_ipv6.
> 
> I already had nf_defrag_ipv6 installed when the issue occured. But I
> see ip6table_raw_hook returning NF_DROP for the second fragment.

That's strange, this doesn't make sense to me. Could you enable
pr_debug() debugging in nf_ct_frag6_gather() to check why this packet
was not defragmented?
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