Kostantin Khorenko from OpenVZ/Virtuozzo linux kernel team has noticed the
following issue on RHEL4 (2.6.9-42.0.3 and 2.6.9-42.19) kernels.
dev_queue_xmit() have wrong error path: this function can fail before
local_bh_disable() call. In this case it jumps to out_kfree_skb label where it
calls local_bh_enable(). As a result it can lead to the data corruptions and the
This issue was fixed in linux mainstream by the following patches:
We are not sure that it can be user-exploitable, however from our point of view
it can happen on some hardware and software setups.
Created attachment 139333 [details]
this patch fixes unbalanced local_bh_enable() in dev_queue_xmit()
looks reasonable. I'll review it further in the AM. thanks!
committed in stream U5 build 42.26. A test kernel with this patch is available
committed in stream E5 build 42.0.4
I can confirm that the fix is in the 42.0.6 kernel.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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