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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RDS: Fix rds-ping inducing kernel panic
On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 4:01 AM, Santosh Shilimkar
<> wrote:
> On 1/22/2018 3:24 AM, Kees Cook wrote:
>> As described in:
>> Attempting an RDS connection from the IP address of an IPoIB interface
>> to itself causes a kernel panic due to a BUG_ON() being triggered.
>> Making the test less strict allows rds-ping to work without crashing
>> the machine.
>> A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the sytem.
> Are you able to reproduce this issue on mainline kernel ?
> IIRC, this sjouldn't happen anymore but if you see it, please
> let me know. Will try it as well. rds-ping on self
> loopback device is often tested and used as well for
> monitoring services in production.

I don't have an RDS test setup, no. But it sounds like kernels without
this patch aren't seeing the problem.

> Am not sure if its applicable anymore. Infact the issue with
> loopback device was due to congestion update and thats been
> already addressed with commit '18fc25c94: {rds: prevent BUG_ON
> triggered on congestion update to loopback}'

That looks very much like it was fixed there. Thanks!


Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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