[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH 6/6] batman-adv: Fix multicast TT issues with bogus ROAM flags

Simon Wunderlich sw at simonwunderlich.de
Tue Jul 17 17:19:46 CEST 2018

From: Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue>

When a (broken) node wrongly sends multicast TT entries with a ROAM
flag then this causes any receiving node to drop all entries for the
same multicast MAC address announced by other nodes, leading to
packet loss.

Fix this DoS vector by only storing TT sync flags. For multicast TT
non-sync'ing flag bits like ROAM are unused so far anyway.

Fixes: 1d8ab8d3c176 ("batman-adv: Modified forwarding behaviour for multicast packets")
Reported-by: Leonardo Mörlein <me at irrelefant.net>
Signed-off-by: Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue>
Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <sw at simonwunderlich.de>
 net/batman-adv/translation-table.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/translation-table.c b/net/batman-adv/translation-table.c
index 61ce300091f3..12a2b7d21376 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/translation-table.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/translation-table.c
@@ -1705,7 +1705,8 @@ static bool batadv_tt_global_add(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 		ether_addr_copy(common->addr, tt_addr);
 		common->vid = vid;
-		common->flags = flags & (~BATADV_TT_SYNC_MASK);
+		if (!is_multicast_ether_addr(common->addr))
+			common->flags = flags & (~BATADV_TT_SYNC_MASK);
 		tt_global_entry->roam_at = 0;
 		/* node must store current time in case of roaming. This is
@@ -1769,7 +1770,8 @@ static bool batadv_tt_global_add(struct batadv_priv *bat_priv,
 		 * TT_CLIENT_TEMP, therefore they have to be copied in the
 		 * client entry
-		common->flags |= flags & (~BATADV_TT_SYNC_MASK);
+		if (!is_multicast_ether_addr(common->addr))
+			common->flags |= flags & (~BATADV_TT_SYNC_MASK);
 		/* If there is the BATADV_TT_CLIENT_ROAM flag set, there is only
 		 * one originator left in the list and we previously received a

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