[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "ipv6: don't accept node local multicast traffic from the wire" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Apr 4 13:25:38 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    ipv6: don't accept node local multicast traffic from the wire

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From f3f6a6354e5b7afafb5ab096714bd97fc6ea16a0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes at stressinduktion.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:13:34 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] ipv6: don't accept node local multicast traffic from the wire

commit 1c4a154e5253687c51123956dfcee9e9dfa8542d upstream.

Erik Hugne's errata proposal (Errata ID: 3480) to RFC4291 has been
verified: http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?eid=3480

We have to check for pkt_type and loopback flag because either the
packets are allowed to travel over the loopback interface (in which case
pkt_type is PACKET_HOST and IFF_LOOPBACK flag is set) or they travel
over a non-loopback interface back to us (in which case PACKET_TYPE is
PACKET_LOOPBACK and IFF_LOOPBACK flag is not set).

Cc: Erik Hugne <erik.hugne at ericsson.com>
Cc: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <yoshfuji at linux-ipv6.org>
Signed-off-by: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes at stressinduktion.org>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 net/ipv6/ip6_input.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c b/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c
index 311eac7..594a4ec 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c
@@ -111,6 +111,18 @@ int ipv6_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev, struct packet_type *pt
 		goto err;

+	/* RFC4291 Errata ID: 3480
+	 * Interface-Local scope spans only a single interface on a
+	 * node and is useful only for loopback transmission of
+	 * multicast.  Packets with interface-local scope received
+	 * from another node must be discarded.
+	 */
+	if (!(skb->pkt_type == PACKET_LOOPBACK ||
+	      dev->flags & IFF_LOOPBACK) &&
+	    ipv6_addr_is_multicast(&hdr->daddr) &&
+	    IPV6_ADDR_MC_SCOPE(&hdr->daddr) == 1)
+		goto err;
 	/* RFC4291 2.7
 	 * Nodes must not originate a packet to a multicast address whose scope
 	 * field contains the reserved value 0; if such a packet is received, it

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