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Date:   Mon, 7 Dec 2020 10:39:34 +0100
From:   Steffen Klassert <>
To:     David Miller <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
CC:     Herbert Xu <>,
        Steffen Klassert <>,
Subject: [PATCH 1/4] xfrm/compat: Translate by copying XFRMA_UNSPEC attribute

From: Dmitry Safonov <>

xfrm_xlate32() translates 64-bit message provided by kernel to be sent
for 32-bit listener (acknowledge or monitor). Translator code doesn't
expect XFRMA_UNSPEC attribute as it doesn't know its payload.
Kernel never attaches such attribute, but a user can.

I've searched if any opensource does it and the answer is no.
Nothing on github and google finds only tfcproject that has such code

What will happen if a user sends a netlink message with XFRMA_UNSPEC
attribute? Ipsec code ignores this attribute. But if there is a
monitor-process or 32-bit user requested ack - kernel will try to
translate such message and will hit WARN_ONCE() in xfrm_xlate64_attr().

Deal with XFRMA_UNSPEC by copying the attribute payload with
xfrm_nla_cpy(). In result, the default switch-case in xfrm_xlate64_attr()
becomes an unused code. Leave those 3 lines in case a new xfrm attribute
will be added.

Fixes: 5461fc0c8d9f ("xfrm/compat: Add 64=>32-bit messages translator")
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Safonov <>
Signed-off-by: Steffen Klassert <>
 net/xfrm/xfrm_compat.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/xfrm/xfrm_compat.c b/net/xfrm/xfrm_compat.c
index e28f0c9ecd6a..17edbf935e35 100644
--- a/net/xfrm/xfrm_compat.c
+++ b/net/xfrm/xfrm_compat.c
@@ -234,6 +234,7 @@ static int xfrm_xlate64_attr(struct sk_buff *dst, const struct nlattr *src)
 	case XFRMA_PAD:
 		/* Ignore */
 		return 0;

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