Commit 8754e137 authored by Xie He's avatar Xie He Committed by David S. Miller

drivers/net/wan: lapb: Corrected the usage of skb_cow

This patch fixed 2 issues with the usage of skb_cow in LAPB drivers
"lapbether" and "hdlc_x25":

1) After skb_cow fails, kfree_skb should be called to drop a reference
to the skb. But in both drivers, kfree_skb is not called.

2) skb_cow should be called before skb_push so that is can ensure the
safety of skb_push. But in "lapbether", it is incorrectly called after
skb_push.

More details about these 2 issues:

1) The behavior of calling kfree_skb on failure is also the behavior of
netif_rx, which is called by this function with "return netif_rx(skb);".
So this function should follow this behavior, too.

2) In "lapbether", skb_cow is called after skb_push. This results in 2
logical issues:
   a) skb_push is not protected by skb_cow;
   b) An extra headroom of 1 byte is ensured after skb_push. This extra
      headroom has no use in this function. It also has no use in the
      upper-layer function that this function passes the skb to
      (x25_lapb_receive_frame in net/x25/x25_dev.c).
So logically skb_cow should instead be called before skb_push.

Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Cc: Martin Schiller <ms@dev.tdt.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarXie He <xie.he.0141@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
parent 7df5cb75
......@@ -71,8 +71,10 @@ static int x25_data_indication(struct net_device *dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
{
unsigned char *ptr;
if (skb_cow(skb, 1))
if (skb_cow(skb, 1)) {
kfree_skb(skb);
return NET_RX_DROP;
}
skb_push(skb, 1);
skb_reset_network_header(skb);
......
......@@ -128,10 +128,12 @@ static int lapbeth_data_indication(struct net_device *dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
{
unsigned char *ptr;
skb_push(skb, 1);
if (skb_cow(skb, 1))
if (skb_cow(skb, 1)) {
kfree_skb(skb);
return NET_RX_DROP;
}
skb_push(skb, 1);
ptr = skb->data;
*ptr = X25_IFACE_DATA;
......
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