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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] netfilter: Terminate rule eval if protocol=IPv6 and ipv6 module is disabled
Leonardo Bras <> wrote:
> If IPv6 is disabled on boot (ipv6.disable=1), but nft_fib_inet ends up
> dealing with a IPv6 packet, it causes a kernel panic in
> fib6_node_lookup_1(), crashing in bad_page_fault.
> The panic is caused by trying to deference a very low address (0x38
> in ppc64le), due to ipv6.fib6_main_tbl = NULL.
> BUG: Kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0x00000038
> The kernel panic was reproduced in a host that disabled IPv6 on boot and
> have to process guest packets (coming from a bridge) using it's ip6tables.
> Terminate rule evaluation when packet protocol is IPv6 but the ipv6 module
> is not loaded.
> Signed-off-by: Leonardo Bras <>

Acked-by: Florian Westphal <>

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