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SubjectRe: Fwd: Possible bug in net/ipv4/route.c?
On Mon, 05 Jul 2010, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Le lundi 05 juillet 2010 à 21:22 +0800, Herbert Xu a écrit :
> > On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 02:59:14PM +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > >
> > > Why do we clear full 48 bytes skb->cb[] in skb_alloc(), if no protocol
> > > stack should rely it being zero ?
> >
> > Unless a protocol is allocating the skb itself, then the fact
> > that skb_alloc clears skb->cb is no guarantee that the skb->cb
> > will be zero.
>
> I see. We could :
>
> Avoid this memset(skb->cb, 0, sizeof(skb->cb)) in fastpath.

Any chances of skb->cb being leaked to userspace or the network, due to
driver bugs or other such oddities?

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