[3.5.yuz,extended,stable] Patch "pktgen: fix crash when generating IPv6 packets" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Nov. 15, 2012, 5:50 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    pktgen: fix crash when generating IPv6 packets

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.yuz tree, see



From c316c6f8ddef590e9a615eaf83fb78a9fc5ebaaa Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 17:48:16 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] pktgen: fix crash when generating IPv6 packets

commit 5aa8b572007c4bca1e6d3dd4c4820f1ae49d6bb2 upstream.

For IPv6, sizeof(struct ipv6hdr) = 40, thus the following
expression will result negative:

        datalen = pkt_dev->cur_pkt_size - 14 -
                  sizeof(struct ipv6hdr) - sizeof(struct udphdr) -

And,  the check "if (datalen < sizeof(struct pktgen_hdr))" will be
passed as "datalen" is promoted to unsigned, therefore will cause
a crash later.

This is a quick fix by checking if "datalen" is negative. The following
patch will increase the default value of 'min_pkt_size' for IPv6.

This bug should exist for a long time, so Cc -stable too.

Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <amwang@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 net/core/pktgen.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/net/core/pktgen.c b/net/core/pktgen.c
index cce9e53..aa278cd 100644
--- a/net/core/pktgen.c
+++ b/net/core/pktgen.c
@@ -2927,7 +2927,7 @@  static struct sk_buff *fill_packet_ipv6(struct net_device *odev,
 		  sizeof(struct ipv6hdr) - sizeof(struct udphdr) -

-	if (datalen < sizeof(struct pktgen_hdr)) {
+	if (datalen < 0 || datalen < sizeof(struct pktgen_hdr)) {
 		datalen = sizeof(struct pktgen_hdr);
 		net_info_ratelimited("increased datalen to %d\n", datalen);