path: root/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
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authorHannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@stressinduktion.org>2014-01-09 10:01:15 +0100
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-01-13 11:22:54 -0800
commitf87c10a8aa1e82498c42d0335524d6ae7cf5a52b (patch)
tree85117fae4f0f25831d4232155b47f3f6553faf27 /net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
parent6c76a07a711165a31332aa619215f961b115071d (diff)
ipv4: introduce ip_dst_mtu_maybe_forward and protect forwarding path against pmtu spoofing
While forwarding we should not use the protocol path mtu to calculate the mtu for a forwarded packet but instead use the interface mtu. We mark forwarded skbs in ip_forward with IPSKB_FORWARDED, which was introduced for multicast forwarding. But as it does not conflict with our usage in unicast code path it is perfect for reuse. I moved the functions ip_sk_accept_pmtu, ip_sk_use_pmtu and ip_skb_dst_mtu along with the new ip_dst_mtu_maybe_forward to net/ip.h to fix circular dependencies because of IPSKB_FORWARDED. Because someone might have written a software which does probe destinations manually and expects the kernel to honour those path mtus I introduced a new per-namespace "ip_forward_use_pmtu" knob so someone can disable this new behaviour. We also still use mtus which are locked on a route for forwarding. The reason for this change is, that path mtus information can be injected into the kernel via e.g. icmp_err protocol handler without verification of local sockets. As such, this could cause the IPv4 forwarding path to wrongfully emit fragmentation needed notifications or start to fragment packets along a path. Tunnel and ipsec output paths clear IPCB again, thus IPSKB_FORWARDED won't be set and further fragmentation logic will use the path mtu to determine the fragmentation size. They also recheck packet size with help of path mtu discovery and report appropriate errors. Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: John Heffner <johnwheffner@gmail.com> Cc: Steffen Klassert <steffen.klassert@secunet.com> Signed-off-by: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@stressinduktion.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/ipv4/ip_forward.c')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c b/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
index 694de3b7aebf..e9f1217a8afd 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
@@ -54,6 +54,7 @@ static int ip_forward_finish(struct sk_buff *skb)
int ip_forward(struct sk_buff *skb)
+ u32 mtu;
struct iphdr *iph; /* Our header */
struct rtable *rt; /* Route we use */
struct ip_options *opt = &(IPCB(skb)->opt);
@@ -88,11 +89,13 @@ int ip_forward(struct sk_buff *skb)
if (opt->is_strictroute && rt->rt_uses_gateway)
goto sr_failed;
- if (unlikely(skb->len > dst_mtu(&rt->dst) && !skb_is_gso(skb) &&
+ IPCB(skb)->flags |= IPSKB_FORWARDED;
+ mtu = ip_dst_mtu_maybe_forward(&rt->dst, true);
+ if (unlikely(skb->len > mtu && !skb_is_gso(skb) &&
(ip_hdr(skb)->frag_off & htons(IP_DF))) && !skb->local_df) {
IP_INC_STATS(dev_net(rt->dst.dev), IPSTATS_MIB_FRAGFAILS);
- htonl(dst_mtu(&rt->dst)));
+ htonl(mtu));
goto drop;

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