[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "ipv4: fix a bug in ping_err()." has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Feb 28 11:59:32 UTC 2013

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

    ipv4: fix a bug in ping_err().

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.

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>From 537514d212ff53b00f7067a51d8819950c4bd1b9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Li Wei <lw at cn.fujitsu.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:09:54 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] ipv4: fix a bug in ping_err().

commit b531ed61a2a2a77eeb2f7c88b49aa5ec7d9880d8 upstream.

We should get 'type' and 'code' from the outer ICMP header.

Signed-off-by: Li Wei <lw at cn.fujitsu.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 net/ipv4/ping.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/ping.c b/net/ipv4/ping.c
index 2c00e8b..79db4e5 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/ping.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/ping.c
@@ -328,8 +328,8 @@ void ping_err(struct sk_buff *skb, u32 info)
 	struct iphdr *iph = (struct iphdr *)skb->data;
 	struct icmphdr *icmph = (struct icmphdr *)(skb->data+(iph->ihl<<2));
 	struct inet_sock *inet_sock;
-	int type = icmph->type;
-	int code = icmph->code;
+	int type = icmp_hdr(skb)->type;
+	int code = icmp_hdr(skb)->code;
 	struct net *net = dev_net(skb->dev);
 	struct sock *sk;
 	int harderr;

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