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Subject[PATCH 3.16 032/136] l2tp: ensure sessions are freed after their PPPOL2TP socket
3.16.54-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Guillaume Nault <>

commit cdd10c9627496ad25c87ce6394e29752253c69d3 upstream.

If l2tp_tunnel_delete() or l2tp_tunnel_closeall() deletes a session
right after pppol2tp_release() orphaned its socket, then the 'sock'
variable of the pppol2tp_session_close() callback is NULL. Yet the
session is still used by pppol2tp_release().

Therefore we need to take an extra reference in any case, to prevent
l2tp_tunnel_delete() or l2tp_tunnel_closeall() from freeing the session.

Since the pppol2tp_session_close() callback is only set if the session
is associated to a PPPOL2TP socket and that both l2tp_tunnel_delete()
and l2tp_tunnel_closeall() hold the PPPOL2TP socket before calling
pppol2tp_session_close(), we're sure that pppol2tp_session_close() and
pppol2tp_session_destruct() are paired and called in the right order.
So the reference taken by the former will be released by the later.

Signed-off-by: Guillaume Nault <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
[bwh: Backported to 3.16: adjust context]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c
+++ b/net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c
@@ -456,11 +456,11 @@ static void pppol2tp_session_close(struc

BUG_ON(session->magic != L2TP_SESSION_MAGIC);

- if (sock) {
+ if (sock)
inet_shutdown(sock, 2);
- /* Don't let the session go away before our socket does */
- l2tp_session_inc_refcount(session);
- }
+ /* Don't let the session go away before our socket does */
+ l2tp_session_inc_refcount(session);

/* Really kill the session socket. (Called from sock_put() if
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