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Date:   Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:58:04 +0800
From:   Hangyu Hua <>
        Hangyu Hua <>
Subject: [PATCH] net: sched: fix possible refcount leak in tc_new_tfilter()

tfilter_put need to be called to put the refount got by tp->ops->get to
avoid possible refcount leak when chain->tmplt_ops == NULL or
chain->tmplt_ops != tp->ops.

Fixes: 7d5509fa0d3d ("net: sched: extend proto ops with 'put' callback")
Signed-off-by: Hangyu Hua <>
 net/sched/cls_api.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/sched/cls_api.c b/net/sched/cls_api.c
index 790d6809be81..51d175f3fbcb 100644
--- a/net/sched/cls_api.c
+++ b/net/sched/cls_api.c
@@ -2137,6 +2137,7 @@ static int tc_new_tfilter(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *n,
 	if (chain->tmplt_ops && chain->tmplt_ops != tp->ops) {
+		tfilter_put(tp, fh);
 		NL_SET_ERR_MSG(extack, "Chain template is set to a different filter kind");
 		err = -EINVAL;
 		goto errout;

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