Commit e8cfb372 authored by Florian Westphal's avatar Florian Westphal Committed by Pablo Neira Ayuso

netfilter: nf_conncount: restart search when nodes have been erased

Shawn Bohrer reported a following crash:
 |RIP: 0010:rb_erase+0xae/0x360
 Call Trace:
  nf_conncount_destroy+0x59/0xc0 [nf_conncount]
  cleanup_match+0x45/0x70 [ip_tables]

Shawn tracked this down to bogus 'parent' pointer:
Problem is that when we insert a new node, then there is a chance that
the 'parent' that we found was also passed to tree_nodes_free() (because
that node was empty) for erase+free.

Instead of trying to be clever and detect when this happens, restart
the search if we have evicted one or more nodes.  To prevent frequent
restarts, do not perform gc on the second round.

Also, unconditionally schedule the gc worker.
The condition

  gc_count > ARRAY_SIZE(gc_nodes))

cannot be true unless tree grows very large, as the height of the tree
will be low even with hundreds of nodes present.

Fixes: 5c789e13 ("netfilter: nf_conncount: Add list lock and gc worker, and RCU for init tree search")
Reported-by: default avatarShawn Bohrer <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarShawn Bohrer <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarFlorian Westphal <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPablo Neira Ayuso <>
parent f7fcc98d
......@@ -346,9 +346,10 @@ insert_tree(struct net *net,
struct nf_conncount_tuple *conn;
unsigned int count = 0, gc_count = 0;
bool node_found = false;
bool do_gc = true;
parent = NULL;
rbnode = &(root->rb_node);
while (*rbnode) {
......@@ -381,21 +382,16 @@ insert_tree(struct net *net,
if (gc_count >= ARRAY_SIZE(gc_nodes))
if (nf_conncount_gc_list(net, &rbconn->list))
if (do_gc && nf_conncount_gc_list(net, &rbconn->list))
gc_nodes[gc_count++] = rbconn;
if (gc_count) {
tree_nodes_free(root, gc_nodes, gc_count);
/* tree_node_free before new allocation permits
* allocator to re-use newly free'd object.
* This is a rare event; in most cases we will find
* existing node to re-use. (or gc_count is 0).
if (gc_count >= ARRAY_SIZE(gc_nodes))
schedule_gc_worker(data, hash);
schedule_gc_worker(data, hash);
gc_count = 0;
do_gc = false;
goto restart;
if (node_found)
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