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Subject[ review 12/84] Fix error queue socket lookup in ipv6
From: Dmitry Butskoy <>

[IPV6]: MSG_ERRQUEUE messages do not pass to connected raw sockets

From: Dmitry Butskoy <>

Taken from

Problem Description:

It is related to the possibility to obtain MSG_ERRQUEUE messages from the udp
and raw sockets, both connected and unconnected.

There is a little typo in net/ipv6/icmp.c code, which prevents such messages
to be delivered to the errqueue of the correspond raw socket, when the socket
is CONNECTED. The typo is due to swap of local/remote addresses.

Consider __raw_v6_lookup() function from net/ipv6/raw.c. When a raw socket is
looked up usual way, it is something like:

sk = __raw_v6_lookup(sk, nexthdr, daddr, saddr, IP6CB(skb)->iif);

where "daddr" is a destination address of the incoming packet (IOW our local
address), "saddr" is a source address of the incoming packet (the remote end).

But when the raw socket is looked up for some icmp error report, in
net/ipv6/icmp.c:icmpv6_notify() , daddr/saddr are obtained from the echoed
fragment of the "bad" packet, i.e. "daddr" is the original destination
address of that packet, "saddr" is our local address. Hence, for
icmpv6_notify() must use "saddr, daddr" in its arguments, not "daddr, saddr"

Steps to reproduce:

Create some raw socket, connect it to an address, and cause some error
situation: f.e. set ttl=1 where the remote address is more than 1 hop to reach.
Then send something and wait for the error (f.e. poll() with POLLERR|POLLIN).
You should receive "time exceeded" icmp message (because of "ttl=1"), but the
socket do not receive it.

If you do not connect your raw socket, you will receive MSG_ERRQUEUE
successfully. (The reason is that for unconnected socket there are no actual
checks for local/remote addresses).

Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

net/ipv6/icmp.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/ipv6/icmp.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/icmp.c
@@ -604,7 +604,7 @@ static void icmpv6_notify(struct sk_buff

if ((sk = sk_head(&raw_v6_htable[hash])) != NULL) {
- while((sk = __raw_v6_lookup(sk, nexthdr, daddr, saddr,
+ while ((sk = __raw_v6_lookup(sk, nexthdr, saddr, daddr,
IP6CB(skb)->iif))) {
rawv6_err(sk, skb, NULL, type, code, inner_offset, info);
sk = sk_next(sk);
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