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Date:   Mon,  7 Feb 2022 18:13:18 +0100
From:   Antoine Tenart <>
Cc:     Antoine Tenart <>,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH net v2 1/2] net: do not keep the dst cache when uncloning an skb dst and its metadata

When uncloning an skb dst and its associated metadata a new dst+metadata
is allocated and the tunnel information from the old metadata is copied
over there.

The issue is the tunnel metadata has references to cached dst, which are
copied along the way. When a dst+metadata refcount drops to 0 the
metadata is freed including the cached dst entries. As they are also
referenced in the initial dst+metadata, this ends up in UaFs.

In practice the above did not happen because of another issue, the
dst+metadata was never freed because its refcount never dropped to 0
(this will be fixed in a subsequent patch).

Fix this by initializing the dst cache after copying the tunnel
information from the old metadata to also unshare the dst cache.

Fixes: d71785ffc7e7 ("net: add dst_cache to ovs vxlan lwtunnel")
Cc: Paolo Abeni <>
Reported-by: Vlad Buslov <>
Tested-by: Vlad Buslov <>
Signed-off-by: Antoine Tenart <>
 include/net/dst_metadata.h | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/net/dst_metadata.h b/include/net/dst_metadata.h
index 14efa0ded75d..b997e0c1e362 100644
--- a/include/net/dst_metadata.h
+++ b/include/net/dst_metadata.h
@@ -123,6 +123,19 @@ static inline struct metadata_dst *tun_dst_unclone(struct sk_buff *skb)
 	memcpy(&new_md->u.tun_info, &md_dst->u.tun_info,
 	       sizeof(struct ip_tunnel_info) + md_size);
+	/* Unclone the dst cache if there is one */
+	if (new_md->u.tun_info.dst_cache.cache) {
+		int ret;
+		ret = dst_cache_init(&new_md->u.tun_info.dst_cache, GFP_ATOMIC);
+		if (ret) {
+			metadata_dst_free(new_md);
+			return ERR_PTR(ret);
+		}
+	}
 	skb_dst_set(skb, &new_md->dst);

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