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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/1] xen-netback: process malformed sk_buff correctly to avoid BUG_ON()
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On 03/28/2018 08:51 PM, Dongli Zhang wrote:
> The "BUG_ON(!frag_iter)" in function xenvif_rx_next_chunk() is triggered if
> the received sk_buff is malformed, that is, when the sk_buff has pattern
> (skb->data_len && !skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags). Below is a sample call
> stack:
>
>...


>
> The issue is hit by xen-netback when there is bug with other networking
> interface (e.g., dom0 physical NIC), who has generated and forwarded
> malformed sk_buff to dom0 vifX.Y. It is possible to reproduce the issue on
> purpose with below sample code in a kernel module:
>
> skb->dev = dev; // dev of vifX.Y
> skb->len = 386;
> skb->data_len = 352;
> skb->tail = 98;
> skb->end = 384;
> skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags = 0;
> dev->netdev_ops->ndo_start_xmit(skb, dev);
>

This would be a serious bug in the provider of such skb.

Are you sure you do not have instead an skb with a chain of skbs ?

(skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list would be not NULL)

Maybe your driver is wrongly advertising NETIF_F_FRAGLIST

commit 2167ca029c244901831 would be the bug origin then...



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