Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "tcp: tcp_replace_ts_recent() should not be called from" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Jan. 14, 2013, 8:58 p.m.
Message ID <1358197109-18052-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/211926/
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Jan. 14, 2013, 8:58 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    tcp: tcp_replace_ts_recent() should not be called from

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

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

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.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

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From d71827ea28b8afbc363139121fde77b9a430eee7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:37:18 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] tcp: tcp_replace_ts_recent() should not be called from
 tcp_validate_incoming()

commit bd090dfc634ddd711a5fbd0cadc6e0ab4977bcaf upstream.

We added support for RFC 5961 in latest kernels but TCP fails
to perform exhaustive check of ACK sequence.

We can update our view of peer tsval from a frame that is
later discarded by tcp_ack()

This makes timestamps enabled sessions vulnerable to injection of
a high tsval : peers start an ACK storm, since the victim
sends a dupack each time it receives an ACK from the other peer.

As tcp_validate_incoming() is called before tcp_ack(), we should
not peform tcp_replace_ts_recent() from it, and let callers do it
at the right time.

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Cc: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>
Cc: Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com>
Cc: Nandita Dukkipati <nanditad@google.com>
Cc: H.K. Jerry Chu <hkchu@google.com>
Cc: Romain Francoise <romain@orebokech.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 net/ipv4/tcp_input.c |   15 ++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--
1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
index afb436d..0b6e6cd 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
@@ -5500,11 +5500,6 @@  static bool tcp_validate_incoming(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
 		goto discard;
 	}

-	/* ts_recent update must be made after we are sure that the packet
-	 * is in window.
-	 */
-	tcp_replace_ts_recent(tp, TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->seq);
-
 	/* step 3: check security and precedence [ignored] */

 	/* step 4: Check for a SYN
@@ -5737,6 +5732,11 @@  step5:
 	if (th->ack && tcp_ack(sk, skb, FLAG_SLOWPATH) < 0)
 		goto discard;

+	/* ts_recent update must be made after we are sure that the packet
+	 * is in window.
+	 */
+	tcp_replace_ts_recent(tp, TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->seq);
+
 	tcp_rcv_rtt_measure_ts(sk, skb);

 	/* Process urgent data. */
@@ -6215,6 +6215,11 @@  int tcp_rcv_state_process(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
 	} else
 		goto discard;

+	/* ts_recent update must be made after we are sure that the packet
+	 * is in window.
+	 */
+	tcp_replace_ts_recent(tp, TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->seq);
+
 	/* step 6: check the URG bit */
 	tcp_urg(sk, skb, th);