netfilter: nf_nat_redirect: add missing NULL pointer check
authorMunehisa Kamata <>
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 02:10:52 +0000 (19:10 -0700)
committerPablo Neira Ayuso <>
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:54:56 +0000 (06:54 +0100)
Commit 8b13eddfdf04cbfa561725cfc42d6868fe896f56 ("netfilter: refactor NAT
redirect IPv4 to use it from nf_tables") has introduced a trivial logic
change which can result in the following crash.

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000030
IP: [<ffffffffa033002d>] nf_nat_redirect_ipv4+0x2d/0xa0 [nf_nat_redirect]
PGD 3ba662067 PUD 3ba661067 PMD 0
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
Modules linked in: ipv6(E) xt_REDIRECT(E) nf_nat_redirect(E) xt_tcpudp(E) iptable_nat(E) nf_conntrack_ipv4(E) nf_defrag_ipv4(E) nf_nat_ipv4(E) nf_nat(E) nf_conntrack(E) ip_tables(E) x_tables(E) binfmt_misc(E) xfs(E) libcrc32c(E) evbug(E) evdev(E) psmouse(E) i2c_piix4(E) i2c_core(E) acpi_cpufreq(E) button(E) ext4(E) crc16(E) jbd2(E) mbcache(E) dm_mirror(E) dm_region_hash(E) dm_log(E) dm_mod(E)
CPU: 0 PID: 2536 Comm: ip Tainted: G            E   4.1.7-15.23.amzn1.x86_64 #1
Hardware name: Xen HVM domU, BIOS 05/06/2015
task: ffff8800eb438000 ti: ffff8803ba664000 task.ti: ffff8803ba664000
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffffa0334065>] redirect_tg4+0x15/0x20 [xt_REDIRECT]
 [<ffffffffa02e2e99>] ipt_do_table+0x2b9/0x5e1 [ip_tables]
 [<ffffffffa0328045>] iptable_nat_do_chain+0x25/0x30 [iptable_nat]
 [<ffffffffa031777d>] nf_nat_ipv4_fn+0x13d/0x1f0 [nf_nat_ipv4]
 [<ffffffffa0328020>] ? iptable_nat_ipv4_fn+0x20/0x20 [iptable_nat]
 [<ffffffffa031785e>] nf_nat_ipv4_in+0x2e/0x90 [nf_nat_ipv4]
 [<ffffffffa03280a5>] iptable_nat_ipv4_in+0x15/0x20 [iptable_nat]
 [<ffffffff81449137>] nf_iterate+0x57/0x80
 [<ffffffff814491f7>] nf_hook_slow+0x97/0x100
 [<ffffffff814504d4>] ip_rcv+0x314/0x400

unsigned int
nf_nat_redirect_ipv4(struct sk_buff *skb,
indev = __in_dev_get_rcu(skb->dev);
if (indev != NULL) {
ifa = indev->ifa_list;
newdst = ifa->ifa_local; <---

Before the commit, 'ifa' had been always checked before access. After the
commit, however, it could be accessed even if it's NULL. Interestingly,
this was once fixed in 2003.

In addition to the original one, we have seen the crash when packets that
need to be redirected somehow arrive on an interface which hasn't been
yet fully configured.

This change just reverts the logic to the old behavior to avoid the crash.

Fixes: 8b13eddfdf04 ("netfilter: refactor NAT redirect IPv4 to use it from nf_tables")
Signed-off-by: Munehisa Kamata <>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>

index 97b75f9..d438698 100644 (file)
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ nf_nat_redirect_ipv4(struct sk_buff *skb,
                indev = __in_dev_get_rcu(skb->dev);
-               if (indev != NULL) {
+               if (indev && indev->ifa_list) {
                        ifa = indev->ifa_list;
                        newdst = ifa->ifa_local;