[lkml]   [2020]   [Feb]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH 5.5 004/367] l2tp: Allow duplicate session creation with UDP
From: Ridge Kennedy <>

[ Upstream commit 0d0d9a388a858e271bb70e71e99e7fe2a6fd6f64 ]

In the past it was possible to create multiple L2TPv3 sessions with the
same session id as long as the sessions belonged to different tunnels.
The resulting sessions had issues when used with IP encapsulated tunnels,
but worked fine with UDP encapsulated ones. Some applications began to
rely on this behaviour to avoid having to negotiate unique session ids.

Some time ago a change was made to require session ids to be unique across
all tunnels, breaking the applications making use of this "feature".

This change relaxes the duplicate session id check to allow duplicates
if both of the colliding sessions belong to UDP encapsulated tunnels.

Fixes: dbdbc73b4478 ("l2tp: fix duplicate session creation")
Signed-off-by: Ridge Kennedy <>
Acked-by: James Chapman <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
net/l2tp/l2tp_core.c | 7 ++++++-
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/l2tp/l2tp_core.c
+++ b/net/l2tp/l2tp_core.c
@@ -322,8 +322,13 @@ int l2tp_session_register(struct l2tp_se


+ /* IP encap expects session IDs to be globally unique, while
+ * UDP encap doesn't.
+ */
hlist_for_each_entry(session_walk, g_head, global_hlist)
- if (session_walk->session_id == session->session_id) {
+ if (session_walk->session_id == session->session_id &&
+ (session_walk->tunnel->encap == L2TP_ENCAPTYPE_IP ||
+ tunnel->encap == L2TP_ENCAPTYPE_IP)) {
err = -EEXIST;
goto err_tlock_pnlock;

 \ /
  Last update: 2020-02-10 14:09    [W:0.852 / U:0.560 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site