[hardy CVE 1/2] ieee80211: Add IEEE80211_MAX_FRAME_LEN to linux/ieee80211.h

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Thu Dec 22 15:06:21 UTC 2011

From: Michael Wu <flamingice at sourmilk.net>

This patch adds IEEE80211_MAX_FRAME_LEN which is useful for drivers trying
to determine how much to allocate for their RX buffers.

It also updates the comment on IEEE80211_MAX_DATA_LEN based on revisions
in 802.11e.

revised due to the new maximum frame size.

Signed-off-by: Michael Wu <flamingice at sourmilk.net>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>

(cherry picked from commit c237899d1f8c5bfcfc9d6204052e0e065827ff75)
BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/905060
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw at canonical.com>
 include/linux/ieee80211.h |   14 +++++++-------
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/ieee80211.h b/include/linux/ieee80211.h
index 30621c2..214821a 100644
--- a/include/linux/ieee80211.h
+++ b/include/linux/ieee80211.h
@@ -81,18 +81,18 @@
 /* miscellaneous IEEE 802.11 constants */
-#define IEEE80211_MAX_FRAG_THRESHOLD	2346
-#define IEEE80211_MAX_RTS_THRESHOLD	2347
+#define IEEE80211_MAX_FRAG_THRESHOLD	2352
+#define IEEE80211_MAX_RTS_THRESHOLD	2353
 #define IEEE80211_MAX_AID		2007
 #define IEEE80211_MAX_TIM_LEN		251
-#define IEEE80211_MAX_DATA_LEN		2304
 /* Maximum size for the MA-UNITDATA primitive, 802.11 standard section
-   The figure in section 7.1.2 suggests a body size of up to 2312
-   bytes is allowed, which is a bit confusing, I suspect this
-   represents the 2304 bytes of real data, plus a possible 8 bytes of
-   WEP IV and ICV. (this interpretation suggested by Ramiro Barreiro) */
+   802.11e clarifies the figure in section 7.1.2. The frame body is
+   up to 2304 octets long (maximum MSDU size) plus any crypt overhead. */
+#define IEEE80211_MAX_DATA_LEN		2304
+/* 30 byte 4 addr hdr, 2 byte QoS, 2304 byte MSDU, 12 byte crypt, 4 byte FCS */
+#define IEEE80211_MAX_FRAME_LEN		2352
 #define IEEE80211_MAX_SSID_LEN		32

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