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Subject: IPsecv6 integrity failures not dropped
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 15:17:04 -0500	[thread overview]
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I am running IPSecv6 on 2.5.67 with patch-2.5.67-bk8.

If AH authentication or ESP encryption integrity check for an 
incoming packet fails, result is an ICMPv6 Parameter problem 
of Unknown-Next-Header, instead of just dropping packet. This 
is because xfrm6_rcv() expects an unsigned-8-bit return value 
from the input handler, i.e. ah6_input() or esp6_input(). But handler 
returns a signed int (-EINVAL) that seems to be getting converted into 
a "u8" via 2's complement, because ah6_input() says it is returning
-EINVAL/-22, but xfrm6_rcv() says it got a return value of 234,
which it believes to be valid and passes to ip6_input() who thinks it is 
the next header.  

I modified ah6_input() and esp6_input() to return zero instead of -EINVAL
in the fix below. I tested it and it works.

Please let me know if this is ok. 


--- ah6.c.orig	2003-04-17 16:04:07.000000000 -0500
+++ ah6.c	2003-04-18 14:15:37.000000000 -0500
@@ -212,7 +212,7 @@
-	return -EINVAL;
+	return 0;
 void ah6_err(struct sk_buff *skb, struct inet6_skb_parm *opt, 
--- esp6.c.orig	2003-04-17 17:07:25.000000000 -0500
+++ esp6.c	2003-04-17 17:08:17.000000000 -0500
@@ -346,7 +346,7 @@
 	return ret_nexthdr;
-	return -EINVAL;
+	return 0;
 static u32 esp6_get_max_size(struct xfrm_state *x, int mtu)

             reply	other threads:[~2003-04-18 19:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-04-18 20:17 latten [this message]
2003-04-18 21:10 ` David S. Miller
2003-04-19  2:12   ` YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明
2003-04-19  2:17     ` YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明
2003-04-19  2:50 ` YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明
2003-04-20  3:35   ` David S. Miller

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