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SubjectRe: [patch] r8169: fix crash when large packets are received
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From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 00:07:07 +0200

> Michael Tokarev reported receiving a large packet could crash
> a machine with RTL8169 NIC.
> ( original thread at http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/6/8/192 )
>
> Problem is this driver tells that NIC frames up to 16383 bytes
> can be received but provides skb to rx ring allocated with
> smaller sizes (1536 bytes in case standard 1500 bytes MTU is used)
>
> When a frame larger than what was allocated by driver is received,
> dma transfert can occurs past the end of buffer and corrupt
> kernel memory.
>
> Fix is to tell to NIC what is the maximum size a frame can be.
>
> This bug is very old, (before git introduction, linux-2.6.10), and
> should be backported to stable versions.
>
> Reported-by: Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
> Tested-by: Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>

Applied to net-2.6, thanks Eric.


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