Patchwork netfilter: xt_TCPMSS: Add IPv6 default MSS

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Submitter Phil Oester
Date June 10, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Message ID <20130610123038.GA5089@gmail.com>
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Permalink /patch/250664/
State Accepted
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Phil Oester - June 10, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
As a followup to commit 409b545a ("netfilter: xt_TCPMSS: Fix violation of RFC879
in absence of MSS option"), John Heffner points out that IPv6 has a higher MTU
than IPv4, and thus a higher minimum MSS.  Update TCPMSS target to account
for this, and update RFC comment.

Phil

Signed-off-by: Phil Oester <kernel@linuxace.com>
Pablo Neira - June 14, 2013, 4:03 p.m.
On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 08:30:38AM -0400, Phil Oester wrote:
> As a followup to commit 409b545a ("netfilter: xt_TCPMSS: Fix violation of RFC879
> in absence of MSS option"), John Heffner points out that IPv6 has a higher MTU
> than IPv4, and thus a higher minimum MSS.  Update TCPMSS target to account
> for this, and update RFC comment.

Applied, thanks.

Made some little mangling to pass the xt param.
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Patch

diff --git a/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c b/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c
index 53af7db..f123cbd 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c
@@ -48,7 +48,8 @@  tcpmss_mangle_packet(struct sk_buff *skb,
 		     const struct xt_tcpmss_info *info,
 		     unsigned int in_mtu,
 		     unsigned int tcphoff,
-		     unsigned int minlen)
+		     unsigned int minlen,
+		     unsigned int family)
 {
 	struct tcphdr *tcph;
 	unsigned int tcplen, i;
@@ -126,11 +127,16 @@  tcpmss_mangle_packet(struct sk_buff *skb,
 	skb_put(skb, TCPOLEN_MSS);
 
 	/*
-	 * RFC 879 states that the default MSS is 536 without specific
-	 * knowledge that the destination host is prepared to accept larger.
-	 * Since no MSS was provided, we MUST NOT set a value > 536.
+	 * IPv4: RFC 1122 states "If an MSS option is not received at connection
+	 * setup, TCP MUST assume a default send MSS of 536". 
+	 * IPv6: RFC 2460 states IPv6 has a minimum MTU of 1280 and a minimum
+	 * length IPv6 header of 60, ergo the default MSS value is 1220
+	 * Since no MSS was provided, we must use the default values
 	 */
-	newmss = min(newmss, (u16)536);
+	if (family == PF_INET)
+		newmss=min(newmss, (u16)536);
+	else
+		newmss=min(newmss, (u16)1220);
 
 	opt = (u_int8_t *)tcph + sizeof(struct tcphdr);
 	memmove(opt + TCPOLEN_MSS, opt, tcplen - sizeof(struct tcphdr));
@@ -192,7 +198,8 @@  tcpmss_tg4(struct sk_buff *skb, const struct xt_action_param *par)
 	ret = tcpmss_mangle_packet(skb, par->targinfo,
 				   tcpmss_reverse_mtu(skb, PF_INET),
 				   iph->ihl * 4,
-				   sizeof(*iph) + sizeof(struct tcphdr));
+				   sizeof(*iph) + sizeof(struct tcphdr),
+				   PF_INET);
 	if (ret < 0)
 		return NF_DROP;
 	if (ret > 0) {
@@ -221,7 +228,8 @@  tcpmss_tg6(struct sk_buff *skb, const struct xt_action_param *par)
 	ret = tcpmss_mangle_packet(skb, par->targinfo,
 				   tcpmss_reverse_mtu(skb, PF_INET6),
 				   tcphoff,
-				   sizeof(*ipv6h) + sizeof(struct tcphdr));
+				   sizeof(*ipv6h) + sizeof(struct tcphdr),
+				   PF_INET6);
 	if (ret < 0)
 		return NF_DROP;
 	if (ret > 0) {