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Subject[PATCH v2 net] ipv6: Fix dangling pointer when ipv6 fragment
From: Junwei Hu <>

At the beginning of ip6_fragment func, the prevhdr pointer is
obtained in the ip6_find_1stfragopt func.
However, all the pointers pointing into skb header may change
when calling skb_checksum_help func with
skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_PARTIAL condition.
The prevhdr pointe will be dangling if it is not reloaded after
calling __skb_linearize func in skb_checksum_help func.

Here, I add a variable, nexthdr_offset, to evaluate the offset,
which does not changes even after calling __skb_linearize func.

Fixes: 405c92f7a541 ("ipv6: add defensive check for CHECKSUM_PARTIAL skbs in ip_fragment")
Signed-off-by: Junwei Hu <>
Reported-by: Wenhao Zhang <>
Reviewed-by: Zhiqiang Liu <>
- change nexthdr_offset to unsigned int
- add Reported-by:

 net/ipv6/ip6_output.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c b/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c
index edbd12067170..e51f3c648b09 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c
@@ -601,7 +601,7 @@ int ip6_fragment(struct net *net, struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
                 inet6_sk(skb->sk) : NULL;
     struct ipv6hdr *tmp_hdr;
     struct frag_hdr *fh;
-    unsigned int mtu, hlen, left, len;
+    unsigned int mtu, hlen, left, len, nexthdr_offset;
     int hroom, troom;
     __be32 frag_id;
     int ptr, offset = 0, err = 0;
@@ -612,6 +612,7 @@ int ip6_fragment(struct net *net, struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
         goto fail;
     hlen = err;
     nexthdr = *prevhdr;
+    nexthdr_offset = prevhdr - skb_network_header(skb);
     mtu = ip6_skb_dst_mtu(skb);
@@ -646,6 +647,7 @@ int ip6_fragment(struct net *net, struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
         (err = skb_checksum_help(skb)))
         goto fail;
+    prevhdr = skb_network_header(skb) + nexthdr_offset;
     hroom = LL_RESERVED_SPACE(rt->;
     if (skb_has_frag_list(skb)) {
         unsigned int first_len = skb_pagelen(skb);

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