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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] sctp: Fix sk_ack_backlog wrap-around problem
From: Xufeng Zhang <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:53:36 +0800

> Consider the scenario:
> For a TCP-style socket, while processing the COOKIE_ECHO chunk in
> sctp_sf_do_5_1D_ce(), after it has passed a series of sanity check,
> a new association would be created in sctp_unpack_cookie(), but afterwards,
> some processing maybe failed, and sctp_association_free() will be called to
> free the previously allocated association, in sctp_association_free(),
> sk_ack_backlog value is decremented for this socket, since the initial
> value for sk_ack_backlog is 0, after the decrement, it will be 65535,
> a wrap-around problem happens, and if we want to establish new associations
> afterward in the same socket, ABORT would be triggered since sctp deem the
> accept queue as full.
> Fix this issue by only decrementing sk_ack_backlog for associations in
> the endpoint's list.
> Fix-suggested-by: Neil Horman <>
> Signed-off-by: Xufeng Zhang <>
> ---
> Change for v2:
> Drop the redundant test for temp suggested by Vlad Yasevich.

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.

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