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    SubjectRe: [Security, resend] Instant crash with rtl8169 and large packets
    Michael Tokarev a écrit :
    > [Please excuse me for the resend, --
    > picked the wrong address for netdev again]
    > Hello.
    > This is a resend (sort of) of several months old email.
    > Previous email about this issue has been mostly ignored.
    > The situation is very simple: with an RTL8169 (probably
    > onboard) GigE card which, by default, is configured to
    > have MTU (maximal transmission unit) to be 1500 bytes,
    > it's *trivial* to instantly crash the machine by sending
    > it a *single* packet of size >1500 bytes (provided the
    > network switch can handle jumbo frames).
    > I verified with on several different machines - all I were
    > able to find with this card - and all behaves exactly the
    > same.
    > When sending a packet of size, say, 3000 bytes (ping -s 3000)
    > from another machine to a machine running rtl8169 with no
    > MTU configured, kernel OOPSes.
    > I captured one such OOPS (unfortunately without the first
    > line few lines) here:
    > (since the network goes boom at that time, no network console
    > is working).
    > But for anyone familiar with the driver's internals it
    > should be easy to figure the issue out.
    > This is, in my opinion, quite a serious issue. And I've no
    > idea why it is being ignored for several months.

    I suppose you use a recent kernel ?

    Could you please try following patch ?

    Thank you

    diff --git a/drivers/net/r8169.c b/drivers/net/r8169.c
    index e94316b..c08b97a 100644
    --- a/drivers/net/r8169.c
    +++ b/drivers/net/r8169.c
    @@ -3468,7 +3468,7 @@ static int rtl8169_rx_interrupt(struct net_device *dev,

    if (status & DescOwn)
    - if (unlikely(status & RxRES)) {
    + if (unlikely(status & (RxRES | RxRWT | RxRUNT | RxCRC | RxFOVF))) {
    if (netif_msg_rx_err(tp)) {
    "%s: Rx ERROR. status = %08x\n",
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