lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:39:21 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Xie He <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,,, Krzysztof Halasa <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2] net: hdlc: In hdlc_rcv, check to make sure dev
 is an HDLC device

On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:31:52 -0700 Xie He wrote:
> The hdlc_rcv function is used as hdlc_packet_type.func to process any
> skb received in the kernel with skb->protocol == htons(ETH_P_HDLC).
> The purpose of this function is to provide second-stage processing for
> skbs not assigned a "real" L3 skb->protocol value in the first stage.
> This function assumes the device from which the skb is received is an
> HDLC device (a device created by this module). It assumes that
> netdev_priv(dev) returns a pointer to "struct hdlc_device".
> However, it is possible that some driver in the kernel (not necessarily
> in our control) submits a received skb with skb->protocol ==
> htons(ETH_P_HDLC), from a non-HDLC device. In this case, the skb would
> still be received by hdlc_rcv. This will cause problems.
> hdlc_rcv should be able to recognize and drop invalid skbs. It should
> first make sure "dev" is actually an HDLC device, before starting its
> processing. This patch adds this check to hdlc_rcv.
> Cc: Krzysztof Halasa <>
> Signed-off-by: Xie He <>

Applied, thank you!

Powered by blists - more mailing lists