[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "rtnetlink: Mask the rta_type when range checking" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques March 25, 2013, 6:04 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    rtnetlink: Mask the rta_type when range checking

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


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 68003a9df4969932ae14ce3e5cb6c3eb7b80847d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic@redhat.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:18:58 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] rtnetlink: Mask the rta_type when range checking

commit a5b8db91442fce9c9713fcd656c3698f1adde1d6 upstream.

Range/validity checks on rta_type in rtnetlink_rcv_msg() do
not account for flags that may be set.  This causes the function
to return -EINVAL when flags are set on the type (for example

Signed-off-by: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Thomas Graf <tgraf@suug.ch>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 net/core/rtnetlink.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/net/core/rtnetlink.c b/net/core/rtnetlink.c
index 8f37bec..844ccc6 100644
--- a/net/core/rtnetlink.c
+++ b/net/core/rtnetlink.c
@@ -2317,7 +2317,7 @@  static int rtnetlink_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh)
 		struct rtattr *attr = (void *)nlh + NLMSG_ALIGN(min_len);

 		while (RTA_OK(attr, attrlen)) {
-			unsigned int flavor = attr->rta_type;
+			unsigned int flavor = attr->rta_type & NLA_TYPE_MASK;
 			if (flavor) {
 				if (flavor > rta_max[sz_idx])
 					return -EINVAL;