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netlink: Set "unused" in ICMP header (SECURITY)
authorIan Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:07:12 +0000 (22:07 +0000)
committerIan Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:09:59 +0000 (02:09 +0100)
Previously, the "unused" field in our ICMP messages was left
uninitialised (!)

This is a security problem, at least in principle, as the field would
as a result contain bits of previous packets.  In practice, the
information leaked could be IP options, TCP ports and sequence
numbers, or UDP ports, length and/or checksum, or similar information
for other protocols, so the impact is limited.

Set the field to 0.  Also, make provision for netlink_icmp_simple's
callers to be able to specify a different value, if desired.

Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
debian/changelog
netlink.c

index 613963e..33b7c0b 100644 (file)
@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@ secnet (0.3.1~~unstable) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix formatting error in p-t-p startup message.
   * Additions to the test-example suite.
   * SECURITY: Fixes to MTU and fragmentation handling.
+  * SECURITY: Correctly set "unused" ICMP header field.
 
  --
 
index 61841b0..87b6671 100644 (file)
--- a/netlink.c
+++ b/netlink.c
@@ -210,7 +210,7 @@ struct icmphdr {
     uint8_t type;
     uint8_t code;
     uint16_t check;
-    union {
+    union icmpinfofield {
        uint32_t unused;
        struct {
            uint8_t pointer;
@@ -224,6 +224,8 @@ struct icmphdr {
        } echo;
     } d;
 };
+
+static const union icmpinfofield icmp_noinfo;
     
 static void netlink_packet_deliver(struct netlink *st,
                                   struct netlink_client *client,
@@ -358,7 +360,8 @@ static uint16_t netlink_icmp_reply_len(struct buffer_if *buf)
    comes from. NULL indicates the host. */
 static void netlink_icmp_simple(struct netlink *st, struct buffer_if *buf,
                                struct netlink_client *client,
-                               uint8_t type, uint8_t code)
+                               uint8_t type, uint8_t code,
+                               union icmpinfofield info)
 {
     struct icmphdr *h;
     uint16_t len;
@@ -367,7 +370,7 @@ static void netlink_icmp_simple(struct netlink *st, struct buffer_if *buf,
        struct iphdr *iph=(struct iphdr *)buf->start;
        len=netlink_icmp_reply_len(buf);
        h=netlink_icmp_tmpl(st,ntohl(iph->saddr),len);
-       h->type=type; h->code=code;
+       h->type=type; h->code=code; h->d=info;
        memcpy(buf_append(&st->icmp,len),buf->start,len);
        netlink_icmp_csum(h);
        netlink_packet_deliver(st,NULL,&st->icmp);
@@ -525,7 +528,7 @@ static void netlink_packet_deliver(struct netlink *st,
                    "(s=%s, d=%s)\n", st->name, s, d);
            free(s); free(d);
            netlink_icmp_simple(st,buf,client,ICMP_TYPE_UNREACHABLE,
-                               ICMP_CODE_NET_UNREACHABLE);
+                               ICMP_CODE_NET_UNREACHABLE, icmp_noinfo);
            BUF_FREE(buf);
        }
     } else {
@@ -542,7 +545,7 @@ static void netlink_packet_deliver(struct netlink *st,
            free(s); free(d);
                    
            netlink_icmp_simple(st,buf,client,ICMP_TYPE_UNREACHABLE,
-                               ICMP_CODE_NET_PROHIBITED);
+                               ICMP_CODE_NET_PROHIBITED, icmp_noinfo);
            BUF_FREE(buf);
        } else {
            if (best_quality>0) {
@@ -552,8 +555,10 @@ static void netlink_packet_deliver(struct netlink *st,
                BUF_ASSERT_FREE(buf);
            } else {
                /* Generate ICMP destination unreachable */
-               netlink_icmp_simple(st,buf,client,ICMP_TYPE_UNREACHABLE,
-                                   ICMP_CODE_NET_UNREACHABLE); /* client==NULL */
+               netlink_icmp_simple(st,buf,client,/* client==NULL */
+                                   ICMP_TYPE_UNREACHABLE,
+                                   ICMP_CODE_NET_UNREACHABLE,
+                                   icmp_noinfo);
                BUF_FREE(buf);
            }
        }
@@ -574,7 +579,7 @@ static void netlink_packet_forward(struct netlink *st,
     if (iph->ttl<=1) {
        /* Generate ICMP time exceeded */
        netlink_icmp_simple(st,buf,client,ICMP_TYPE_TIME_EXCEEDED,
-                           ICMP_CODE_TTL_EXCEEDED);
+                           ICMP_CODE_TTL_EXCEEDED,icmp_noinfo);
        BUF_FREE(buf);
        return;
     }
@@ -629,7 +634,7 @@ static void netlink_packet_local(struct netlink *st,
     } else {
        /* Send ICMP protocol unreachable */
        netlink_icmp_simple(st,buf,client,ICMP_TYPE_UNREACHABLE,
-                           ICMP_CODE_PROTOCOL_UNREACHABLE);
+                           ICMP_CODE_PROTOCOL_UNREACHABLE,icmp_noinfo);
        BUF_FREE(buf);
        return;
     }