Patchwork [2/8] netfilter: nft_exthdr: call ipv6_find_hdr() with explicitly initialized offset

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Submitter Pablo Neira
Date Dec. 28, 2013, 10:03 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/305616/
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Pablo Neira - Dec. 28, 2013, 10:03 p.m.
From: Daniel Borkmann <>

In nft's nft_exthdr_eval() routine we process IPv6 extension header
through invoking ipv6_find_hdr(), but we call it with an uninitialized
offset variable that contains some stack value. In ipv6_find_hdr()
we then test if the value of offset != 0 and call skb_header_pointer()
on that offset in order to map struct ipv6hdr into it. Fix it up by
initializing offset to 0 as it was probably intended to be.

Fixes: 96518518cc41 ("netfilter: add nftables")
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <>
Cc: Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
 net/netfilter/nft_exthdr.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/net/netfilter/nft_exthdr.c b/net/netfilter/nft_exthdr.c
index 8e0bb75..55c939f 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nft_exthdr.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nft_exthdr.c
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@  static void nft_exthdr_eval(const struct nft_expr *expr,
 	struct nft_exthdr *priv = nft_expr_priv(expr);
 	struct nft_data *dest = &data[priv->dreg];
-	unsigned int offset;
+	unsigned int offset = 0;
 	int err;
 	err = ipv6_find_hdr(pkt->skb, &offset, priv->type, NULL, NULL);