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Date:   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:27:22 +0100
From:   Nicolas Dichtel <>
        Nicolas Dichtel <>,
        Willem de Bruijn <>,
        Maxim Mikityanskiy <>
Subject: [PATCH net v2] af_packet: fix raw sockets over 6in4 tunnel

Since commit cb9f1b783850, scapy (which uses an AF_PACKET socket in
SOCK_RAW mode) is unable to send a basic icmp packet over a sit tunnel:

Here is a example of the setup:
$ ip link set ntfp2 up
$ ip addr add dev ntfp2
$ ip tunnel add tun1 mode sit ttl 64 local remote dev ntfp2
$ ip addr add fd00:cafe:cafe::1/128 dev tun1
$ ip link set dev tun1 up
$ ip route add fd00:200::/64 dev tun1
$ scapy
>>> p = []
>>> p += IPv6(src='fd00:100::1', dst='fd00:200::1')/ICMPv6EchoRequest()
>>> send(p, count=1, inter=0.1)
>>> quit()
$ ip -s link ls dev tun1 | grep -A1 "TX.*errors"
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns
    0          0        1       0       0       0

The problem is that the network offset is set to the hard_header_len of the
output device (tun1, ie 14 + 20) and in our case, because the packet is
small (48 bytes) the pskb_inet_may_pull() fails (it tries to pull 40 bytes
(ipv6 header) starting from the network offset).

This problem is more generally related to device with variable hard header
length. To avoid a too intrusive patch in the current release, a (ugly)
workaround is proposed in this patch. It has to be cleaned up in net-next.

Fixes: cb9f1b783850 ("ip: validate header length on virtual device xmit")
CC: Willem de Bruijn <>
CC: Maxim Mikityanskiy <>
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>

v1 -> v2:
  reset nh offset only for small packets sent on a variable hard hdr len device

 net/packet/af_packet.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/packet/af_packet.c b/net/packet/af_packet.c
index d0945253f43b..3b1a78906bc0 100644
--- a/net/packet/af_packet.c
+++ b/net/packet/af_packet.c
@@ -2887,7 +2887,8 @@ static int packet_snd(struct socket *sock, struct msghdr *msg, size_t len)
 			goto out_free;
 	} else if (reserve) {
 		skb_reserve(skb, -reserve);
-		if (len < reserve)
+		if (len < reserve + sizeof(struct ipv6hdr) &&
+		    dev->min_header_len != dev->hard_header_len)

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