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xen-netback: don't disconnect frontend when seeing oversize packet

Some frontend drivers are sending packets > 64 KiB in length. This length
overflows the length field in the first slot making the following slots have
an invalid length.

Turn this error back into a non-fatal error by dropping the packet. To avoid
having the following slots having fatal errors, consume all slots in the
packet.

This does not reopen the security hole in XSA-39 as if the packet as an
invalid number of slots it will still hit fatal error case.

Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
Signed-off-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>
Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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commit 03393fd5cc2b6cdeec32b704ecba64dbb0feae3c 1 parent 2810e5b
@liuw liuw authored davem330 committed
Showing with 16 additions and 6 deletions.
  1. +16 −6 drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
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22 drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
@@ -975,12 +975,22 @@ static int netbk_count_requests(struct xenvif *vif,
memcpy(txp, RING_GET_REQUEST(&vif->tx, cons + slots),
sizeof(*txp));
- if (txp->size > first->size) {
- netdev_err(vif->dev,
- "Invalid tx request, slot size %u > remaining size %u\n",
- txp->size, first->size);
- netbk_fatal_tx_err(vif);
- return -EIO;
+
+ /* If the guest submitted a frame >= 64 KiB then
+ * first->size overflowed and following slots will
+ * appear to be larger than the frame.
+ *
+ * This cannot be fatal error as there are buggy
+ * frontends that do this.
+ *
+ * Consume all slots and drop the packet.
+ */
+ if (!drop_err && txp->size > first->size) {
+ if (net_ratelimit())
+ netdev_dbg(vif->dev,
+ "Invalid tx request, slot size %u > remaining size %u\n",
+ txp->size, first->size);
+ drop_err = -EIO;
}
first->size -= txp->size;
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