[PATCH net 2/2] mptcp: prevent tcp diag from closing listener subflows

Matthieu Baerts posted 2 patches 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Maintainers: Matthieu Baerts <matttbe@kernel.org>, Mat Martineau <martineau@kernel.org>, Geliang Tang <geliang.tang@linux.dev>, "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>, Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>
[PATCH net 2/2] mptcp: prevent tcp diag from closing listener subflows
Posted by Matthieu Baerts 3 months, 3 weeks ago
From: Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>

The MPTCP protocol does not expect that any other entity could change
the first subflow status when such socket is listening.
Unfortunately the TCP diag interface allows aborting any TCP socket,
including MPTCP listeners subflows. As reported by syzbot, that trigger
a WARN() and could lead to later bigger trouble.

The MPTCP protocol needs to do some MPTCP-level cleanup actions to
properly shutdown the listener. To keep the fix simple, prevent
entirely the diag interface from stopping such listeners.

We could refine the diag callback in a later, larger patch targeting

Fixes: 57fc0f1ceaa4 ("mptcp: ensure listener is unhashed before updating the sk status")
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Reported-by: <syzbot+5a01c3a666e726bc8752@syzkaller.appspotmail.com>
Closes: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/0000000000004f4579060c68431b@google.com/
Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Mat Martineau <martineau@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Matthieu Baerts <matttbe@kernel.org>
 net/mptcp/subflow.c | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/mptcp/subflow.c b/net/mptcp/subflow.c
index 6d7684c35e93..852b3f4af000 100644
--- a/net/mptcp/subflow.c
+++ b/net/mptcp/subflow.c
@@ -1982,6 +1982,17 @@ static void tcp_release_cb_override(struct sock *ssk)
+static int tcp_abort_override(struct sock *ssk, int err)
+	/* closing a listener subflow requires a great deal of care.
+	 * keep it simple and just prevent such operation
+	 */
+	if (inet_sk_state_load(ssk) == TCP_LISTEN)
+		return -EINVAL;
+	return tcp_abort(ssk, err);
 static struct tcp_ulp_ops subflow_ulp_ops __read_mostly = {
 	.name		= "mptcp",
 	.owner		= THIS_MODULE,
@@ -2026,6 +2037,7 @@ void __init mptcp_subflow_init(void)
 	tcp_prot_override = tcp_prot;
 	tcp_prot_override.release_cb = tcp_release_cb_override;
+	tcp_prot_override.diag_destroy = tcp_abort_override;
 	/* In struct mptcp_subflow_request_sock, we assume the TCP request sock
@@ -2061,6 +2073,7 @@ void __init mptcp_subflow_init(void)
 	tcpv6_prot_override = tcpv6_prot;
 	tcpv6_prot_override.release_cb = tcp_release_cb_override;
+	tcpv6_prot_override.diag_destroy = tcp_abort_override;