[WireGuard] [PATCH v3] ip6_output: ensure flow saddr actually belongs to device

David Ahern dsa at cumulusnetworks.com
Mon Nov 14 17:55:18 CET 2016

On 11/14/16 9:44 AM, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2016, at 00:28, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
>> This puts the IPv6 routing functions in parity with the IPv4 routing
>> functions. Namely, we now check in v6 that if a flowi6 requests an
>> saddr, the returned dst actually corresponds to a net device that has
>> that saddr. This mirrors the v4 logic with __ip_dev_find in
>> __ip_route_output_key_hash. In the event that the returned dst is not
>> for a dst with a dev that has the saddr, we return -EINVAL, just like
>> v4; this makes it easy to use the same error handlers for both cases.
>> Signed-off-by: Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at zx2c4.com>
>> Cc: David Ahern <dsa at cumulusnetworks.com>
>> ---
>> Changes from v2:
>>     It turns out ipv6_chk_addr already has the device enumeration
>>     logic that we need by simply passing NULL.
>>  net/ipv6/ip6_output.c | 4 ++++
>>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c b/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c
>> index 6001e78..b3b5cb6 100644
>> --- a/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c
>> +++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_output.c
>> @@ -926,6 +926,10 @@ static int ip6_dst_lookup_tail(struct net *net,
>> const struct sock *sk,
>>  	int err;
>>  	int flags = 0;
>> +       if (!ipv6_addr_any(&fl6->saddr) &&
>> +           !ipv6_chk_addr(net, &fl6->saddr, NULL, 1))
>> +               return -EINVAL;
> Hmm, this check is too permissive, no?
> E.g. what happens if you move a link local address from one interface to
> another? In this case this code would still allow the saddr to be used.

This check -- like the ipv4 variant -- only verifies the saddr is locally assigned. If the address moves interfaces it should be fine.

> I just also quickly read up on the history (sorry was travelling last
> week) and wonder if you ever saw a user space facing bug or if this is
> basically some difference you saw while writing out of tree code?

I checked the userspace API this morning. bind and cmsg for example check that the address is valid with calls to ipv6_chk_addr.

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