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Date:   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:05:08 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] mptcp: fix integer overflow in

From: Paolo Abeni <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:07:24 +0200

> Christoph reported an infinite loop in the subflow receive path
> under stress condition.
> If there are multiple subflows, each of them using a large send
> buffer, the delta between the sequence number used by
> MPTCP-level retransmission can and the current msk->ack_seq
> can be greater than MAX_INT.
> In the above scenario, when calling mptcp_subflow_discard_data(),
> such delta will be truncated to int, and could result in a negative
> number: no bytes will be dropped, and subflow_check_data_avail()
> will try again to process the same packet, looping forever.
> This change addresses the issue by expanding the 'limit' size to 64
> bits, so that overflows are not possible anymore.
> Closes:
> Fixes: 6719331c2f73 ("mptcp: trigger msk processing even for OoO data")
> Reported-and-tested-by: Christoph Paasch <>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <>
> ---
> net-next patch, as the culprit commit is only on net-next currently

Applied, thank you.

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