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Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2023 22:21:06 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Cc: Kyle Zeng <>
Subject: Re: [CVE-2023-42754] null pointer dereference in Linux kernel ipv4 stack

On Mon, Oct 02, 2023 at 12:53:20PM -0700, Kyle Zeng wrote:
> when the skb is rerouted through ipvs, its skb->dev is NULL. Then the
> following `dev_net` call, which accesses `dev->nd_net`, becomes null
> pointer dereference.

When reporting issues like this, please always note the privileges
required for attack.  For the example above, it appears to be
CAP_NET_ADMIN within the namespace:

static int
do_ip_vs_set_ctl(struct sock *sk, int cmd, sockptr_t ptr, unsigned int len)
	if (!ns_capable(sock_net(sk)->user_ns, CAP_NET_ADMIN))
		return -EPERM;

I guess other possibilities for triggering this issue (if any) have
similar requirements.



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