Patchwork [-stable-3.9,12/15] netfilter: xt_TCPMSS: Fix IPv6 default MSS too

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Submitter Pablo Neira
Date July 2, 2013, 2:51 p.m.
Message ID <1372776665-6795-12-git-send-email-pablo@netfilter.org>
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Permalink /patch/256442/
State Awaiting Upstream
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Pablo Neira - July 2, 2013, 2:51 p.m.
From: Phil Oester <kernel@linuxace.com>

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.

While at it, point to more recent reference RFC1122 instead of RFC879.

Signed-off-by: Phil Oester <kernel@linuxace.com>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>
---
Cherry-pick: 70d19f805f8c047fc0a28dec9306b3773971c8d9

 net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c |   21 ++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c b/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c
index a77d786..cc2b572 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c
@@ -44,11 +44,12 @@  optlen(const u_int8_t *opt, unsigned int offset)
 
 static int
 tcpmss_mangle_packet(struct sk_buff *skb,
-		     const struct xt_tcpmss_info *info,
+		     const struct xt_action_param *par,
 		     unsigned int in_mtu,
 		     unsigned int tcphoff,
 		     unsigned int minlen)
 {
+	const struct xt_tcpmss_info *info = par->targinfo;
 	struct tcphdr *tcph;
 	unsigned int tcplen, i;
 	__be16 oldval;
@@ -128,11 +129,17 @@  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 (par->family == NFPROTO_IPV4)
+		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));
@@ -191,7 +198,7 @@  tcpmss_tg4(struct sk_buff *skb, const struct xt_action_param *par)
 	__be16 newlen;
 	int ret;
 
-	ret = tcpmss_mangle_packet(skb, par->targinfo,
+	ret = tcpmss_mangle_packet(skb, par,
 				   tcpmss_reverse_mtu(skb, PF_INET),
 				   iph->ihl * 4,
 				   sizeof(*iph) + sizeof(struct tcphdr));
@@ -220,7 +227,7 @@  tcpmss_tg6(struct sk_buff *skb, const struct xt_action_param *par)
 	tcphoff = ipv6_skip_exthdr(skb, sizeof(*ipv6h), &nexthdr, &frag_off);
 	if (tcphoff < 0)
 		return NF_DROP;
-	ret = tcpmss_mangle_packet(skb, par->targinfo,
+	ret = tcpmss_mangle_packet(skb, par,
 				   tcpmss_reverse_mtu(skb, PF_INET6),
 				   tcphoff,
 				   sizeof(*ipv6h) + sizeof(struct tcphdr));