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Subject[ 63/82] ipv4: Do not use dead fib_info entries.
3.2-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: "David S. Miller" <>

[ Upstream commit dccd9ecc374462e5d6a5b8f8110415a86c2213d8 ]

Due to RCU lookups and RCU based release, fib_info objects can
be found during lookup which have fi->fib_dead set.

We must ignore these entries, otherwise we risk dereferencing
the parts of the entry which are being torn down.

Reported-by: Yevgen Pronenko <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
net/ipv4/fib_trie.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c b/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
index 3ce23f9..cd2d639 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
@@ -1372,6 +1372,8 @@ static int check_leaf(struct fib_table *tb, struct trie *t, struct leaf *l,

if (fa->fa_tos && fa->fa_tos != flp->flowi4_tos)
+ if (fi->fib_dead)
+ continue;
if (fa->fa_info->fib_scope < flp->flowi4_scope)

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