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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.32 29/62] sctp: Fix race between OOTB responce and route removal
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On Sun, 2015-09-13 at 00:56 +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> 2.6.32-longterm review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
>
> ------------------
>
> From: Alexander Sverdlin <alexander.sverdlin@nokia.com>
>
> [ Upstream commit 29c4afc4e98f4dc0ea9df22c631841f9c220b944 ]
>
> There is NULL pointer dereference possible during statistics update if the route
> used for OOTB responce is removed at unfortunate time. If the route exists when
> we receive OOTB packet and we finally jump into sctp_packet_transmit() to send
> ABORT, but in the meantime route is removed under our feet, we take "no_route"
> path and try to update stats with IP_INC_STATS(sock_net(asoc->base.sk), ...).
[...]
> [bwh: Backported to 3.2: sctp alway uses init_net]
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
[...]

This doesn't make sense in 2.6.32 and it didn't make sense for me to
apply it to 3.2 either! Since sctp is not using asoc to look up a net
namespace here, the null pointer doesn't get dereferenced.

Ben.



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