Description of problem:
When transmitting L2TP frames, we derive the outgoing interface's UDP checksum hardware assist capabilities from the tunnel dst dev. This can sometimes be NULL, especially when routing protocols are used and routing changes occur. This patch just checks for NULL dst or dev pointers when checking for netdev hardware assist features.
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000c
IP: [<f89d074c>] pppol2tp_xmit+0x341/0x4da [pppol2tp]
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
last sysfs file: /sys/class/net/lo/operstate
Modules linked in: pppol2tp pppox ppp_generic slhc ipv6 dummy loop snd_hda_codec_atihdmi snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_
Code: 8d 45 08 f0 ff 45 08 89 6b 08 c7 43 68 7e fb 9c f8 8a 45 24 83 e0 0c 3c 04 75 09 80 63 64 f3 e9 b4 00 00 00 8b 43 1
EIP: [<f89d074c>] pppol2tp_xmit+0x341/0x4da [pppol2tp] SS:ESP 0068:f70a9cac
Introduced in ffcebb16 (v2.6.29-rc1~581), fixed in 3feec909 (fixed in v2.6.34-rc2).
This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not backport the upstream commit ffcebb16 that introduced this vulnerability.
Pushed out fixes to F-12/13. Thanks, Eugene.
kernel-188.8.131.52-147.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-184.108.40.206-141.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.