[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "mac80211: fix duplicate retransmission detection" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques Aug. 4, 2013, 9:49 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mac80211: fix duplicate retransmission detection

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 265115e735203d3147135830785de67a064843e2 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:33:26 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] mac80211: fix duplicate retransmission detection

commit 6b0f32745dcfba01d7be33acd1b40306c7a914c6 upstream.

The duplicate retransmission detection code in mac80211
erroneously attempts to do the check for every frame,
even frames that don't have a sequence control field or
that don't use it (QoS-Null frames.)

This is problematic because it causes the code to access
data beyond the end of the SKB and depending on the data
there will drop packets erroneously.

Correct the code to not do duplicate detection for such

I found this error while testing AP powersave, it lead
to retransmitted PS-Poll frames being dropped entirely
as the data beyond the end of the SKB was always zero.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.berg@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 net/mac80211/rx.c | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



diff --git a/net/mac80211/rx.c b/net/mac80211/rx.c
index 1914a65..d419c47 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/rx.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/rx.c
@@ -831,8 +831,14 @@  ieee80211_rx_h_check(struct ieee80211_rx_data *rx)
 	struct ieee80211_hdr *hdr = (struct ieee80211_hdr *)rx->skb->data;
 	struct ieee80211_rx_status *status = IEEE80211_SKB_RXCB(rx->skb);

-	/* Drop duplicate 802.11 retransmissions (IEEE 802.11 Chap. 9.2.9) */
-	if (rx->sta && !is_multicast_ether_addr(hdr->addr1)) {
+	/*
+	 * Drop duplicate 802.11 retransmissions
+	 * (IEEE 802.11-2012: "Duplicate detection and recovery")
+	 */
+	if (rx->skb->len >= 24 && rx->sta &&
+	    !ieee80211_is_ctl(hdr->frame_control) &&
+	    !ieee80211_is_qos_nullfunc(hdr->frame_control) &&
+	    !is_multicast_ether_addr(hdr->addr1)) {
 		if (unlikely(ieee80211_has_retry(hdr->frame_control) &&
 			     rx->sta->last_seq_ctrl[rx->seqno_idx] ==
 			     hdr->seq_ctrl)) {