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Date:	Sat, 07 Mar 2015 17:51:51 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>
To:	Wilco Baan Hofman <wilco@...nhofman.nl>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: IPv6 GRE sending to undefined destinations

On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 17:34 +0100, Wilco Baan Hofman wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> When using the netlink sendmsg api to pass sockaddr_ll to an IPv6 GRE
> interface, strange things happen.
> 
> For one, an IPv6 address does not fit into sockaddr_ll.ssl_addr (8 bytes).
> Writing 8 0xff bytes into this field causes it to send the packet, but
> it also leaks 8 bytes of kernel memory into the packet going out of the
> interface.

Oops, that should be fixed first.

> Now, I have a use case for using this, that is to implement DMVPN/NHRP
> over IPv6 GRE, with OpenNHRP for which I need to have a multipoint GRE
> connection. With IPv4 this was already implemented with the sll
> interface, changing the sll_addr changes the destination of the packet
> header.
> 
> With the following patch I am able to make it work, but I'm not sure
> about the implications of changing the size of the sll_addr buffer.

We can't do that as it will break binary compatibility with existing
applications.  It sounds like there is a need for a new, larger
structure but I don't know all the compatibility implications of that.

Ben.

> -- Wilco Baan Hofman
> 
> 
> 
> From 9cebcdd74cdbdeda0159aebfb5e64d9b8efc4006 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Wilco Baan Hofman <wilco@...nhofman.nl>
> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:25:05 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] Fix ip6_gre sending packets to undefined destinations.
> 
> ---
>  include/uapi/linux/if_packet.h | 2 +-
>  net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c             | 8 ++++++++
>  2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/if_packet.h b/include/uapi/linux/if_packet.h
> index da2d668..415cbc4 100644
> --- a/include/uapi/linux/if_packet.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/if_packet.h
> @@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ struct sockaddr_ll {
>      unsigned short    sll_hatype;
>      unsigned char    sll_pkttype;
>      unsigned char    sll_halen;
> -    unsigned char    sll_addr[8];
> +    unsigned char    sll_addr[16];
>  };
>  
>  /* Packet types */
> diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c b/net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c
> index bc28b7d..c9aee7d 100644
> --- a/net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c
> +++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c
> @@ -1205,8 +1205,16 @@ static int ip6gre_header(struct sk_buff *skb,
> struct net_device *dev,
>      return -t->hlen;
>  }
>  
> +static int ip6gre_header_parse(const struct sk_buff *skb, unsigned char
> *haddr)
> +{
> +    const struct ipv6hdr *ipv6h = (const struct ipv6hdr
> *)skb_mac_header(skb);
> +    memcpy(haddr, &ipv6h->saddr, sizeof(struct in6_addr));
> +    return sizeof(struct in6_addr);
> +}
> +
>  static const struct header_ops ip6gre_header_ops = {
>      .create    = ip6gre_header,
> +    .parse    = ip6gre_header_parse,
>  };
>  
>  static const struct net_device_ops ip6gre_netdev_ops = {

-- 
Ben Hutchings
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. - Harrison

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