ipv6: fix neighbour resolution with raw socket

Bug #1834465 reported by Nicolas Dichtel on 2019-06-27
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)
Kamal Mostafa
Kamal Mostafa

Bug Description

[SRU Justification]

== Impact ==

IPv6 packets may be dropped during the neighbor resolution when a
userspace program uses IPv6 raw sockets. The commit that introduces
this bug has not been identified, but it's here at least from Xenial (4.4).
This was fixed in the requested backport (from 5.2).

== Fix ==

Backport the requested patches to Disco (5.0), Bionic (4.15) and
Xenial (4.4).

== Risk of Regregression ==

The change slightly modifies the target IPv6 address in neighbor
resolution engine. Risk should be low and limited to ipv6.


With an IPv6 raw socket, packets may be dropped during the neighbour resolution. It is fixed upstream by these patches:

9b1c1ef13b35 ipv6: constify rt6_nexthop()
2c6b55f45d53 ipv6: fix neighbour resolution with raw socket


The detail of the bug is explained in the second patch.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1834465

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Disco):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa)
description: updated
Stefan Bader (smb) on 2019-08-29
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Disco):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Disco):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-disco' to 'verification-done-disco'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-disco' to 'verification-failed-disco'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-disco

Tests are ok for us.

tags: added: verification-done-disco
removed: verification-needed-disco
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