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Date:   Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:02:18 +0800
From:   Xiyu Yang <xiyuyang19@...an.edu.cn>
To:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Xiyu Yang <xiyuyang19@...an.edu.cn>, Xin Tan <tanxin.ctf@...il.com>
Subject: [PATCH] ipv6: Fix nexthop refcnt leak when creating ipv6 route info

ip6_route_info_create() invokes nexthop_get(), which increases the
refcount of the "nh".

When ip6_route_info_create() returns, local variable "nh" becomes
invalid, so the refcount should be decreased to keep refcount balanced.

The reference counting issue happens in one exception handling path of
ip6_route_info_create(). When nexthops can not be used with source
routing, the function forgets to decrease the refcnt increased by
nexthop_get(), causing a refcnt leak.

Fix this issue by pulling up the error source routing handling when
nexthops can not be used with source routing.

Signed-off-by: Xiyu Yang <xiyuyang19@...an.edu.cn>
Signed-off-by: Xin Tan <tanxin.ctf@...il.com>
---
 net/ipv6/route.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/route.c b/net/ipv6/route.c
index 82cbb46a2a4f..427ecd7032bd 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/route.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/route.c
@@ -3682,14 +3682,14 @@ static struct fib6_info *ip6_route_info_create(struct fib6_config *cfg,
 	rt->fib6_src.plen = cfg->fc_src_len;
 #endif
 	if (nh) {
-		if (!nexthop_get(nh)) {
-			NL_SET_ERR_MSG(extack, "Nexthop has been deleted");
-			goto out;
-		}
 		if (rt->fib6_src.plen) {
 			NL_SET_ERR_MSG(extack, "Nexthops can not be used with source routing");
 			goto out;
 		}
+		if (!nexthop_get(nh)) {
+			NL_SET_ERR_MSG(extack, "Nexthop has been deleted");
+			goto out;
+		}
 		rt->nh = nh;
 		fib6_nh = nexthop_fib6_nh(rt->nh);
 	} else {
-- 
2.7.4

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