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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/4] xen-netfront: drop skb when skb->len > 65535

On 18/03/13 14:19, Wei Liu wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 14:00 +0000, David Vrabel wrote:
>> On 18/03/13 13:48, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 13:46 +0000, David Vrabel wrote:
>>>> On 18/03/13 10:35, Wei Liu wrote:
>>>>> The `size' field of Xen network wire format is uint16_t, anything bigger 
>>>>> than
>>>>> 65535 will cause overflow.
>>>> The backend needs to be able to handle these bad packets without
>>>> disconnecting the VIF -- we can't fix all the frontend drivers.
>>> Agreed, although that doesn't imply that we shouldn't fix the frontend
>>> where we can -- such as upstream as Wei does here.
>> Yes, frontends should be fixed where possible.
>> This is what I came up with for the backend.  I don't have time to look
>> into it further but, Wei, feel free to use it as a starting point.
> Thanks for this patch.
> I haven't gone through XSA-39 discussion, this is why I didn't come up
> with a fix for backend -- I need to make sure dropping packet like this
> won't re-exhibit the security hole.

How are these overlarge packets generated?  How do you reproduce the issue?


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