Commit b6c5734d authored by Marcelo Ricardo Leitner's avatar Marcelo Ricardo Leitner Committed by David S. Miller
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sctp: fix the handling of ICMP Frag Needed for too small MTUs

syzbot reported a hang involving SCTP, on which it kept flooding dmesg
with the message:
[  246.742374] sctp: sctp_transport_update_pmtu: Reported pmtu 508 too
low, using default minimum of 512

That happened because whenever SCTP hits an ICMP Frag Needed, it tries
to adjust to the new MTU and triggers an immediate retransmission. But
it didn't consider the fact that MTUs smaller than the SCTP minimum MTU
allowed (512) would not cause the PMTU to change, and issued the
retransmission anyway (thus leading to another ICMP Frag Needed, and so

As IPv4 (ip_rt_min_pmtu=556) and IPv6 (IPV6_MIN_MTU=1280) minimum MTU
are higher than that, sctp_transport_update_pmtu() is changed to
re-fetch the PMTU that got set after our request, and with that, detect
if there was an actual change or not.

The fix, thus, skips the immediate retransmission if the received ICMP
resulted in no change, in the hope that SCTP will select another path.

Note: The value being used for the minimum MTU (512,
SCTP_DEFAULT_MINSEGMENT) is not right and instead it should be (576,
SCTP_MIN_PMTU), but such change belongs to another patch.

Changes from v1:
- do not disable PMTU discovery, in the light of commit
06ad3919 ("[SCTP] Don't disable PMTU discovery when mtu is small")
and as suggested by Xin Long.
- changed the way to break the rtx loop by detecting if the icmp
  resulted in a change or not
Changes from v2:


Reported-by: default avatarsyzbot <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMarcelo Ricardo Leitner <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent cc35c3d1
......@@ -966,7 +966,7 @@ void sctp_transport_burst_limited(struct sctp_transport *);
void sctp_transport_burst_reset(struct sctp_transport *);
unsigned long sctp_transport_timeout(struct sctp_transport *);
void sctp_transport_reset(struct sctp_transport *t);
void sctp_transport_update_pmtu(struct sctp_transport *t, u32 pmtu);
bool sctp_transport_update_pmtu(struct sctp_transport *t, u32 pmtu);
void sctp_transport_immediate_rtx(struct sctp_transport *);
void sctp_transport_dst_release(struct sctp_transport *t);
void sctp_transport_dst_confirm(struct sctp_transport *t);
......@@ -406,8 +406,12 @@ void sctp_icmp_frag_needed(struct sock *sk, struct sctp_association *asoc,
/* Update transports view of the MTU */
sctp_transport_update_pmtu(t, pmtu);
/* Update transports view of the MTU. Return if no update was needed.
* If an update wasn't needed/possible, it also doesn't make sense to
* try to retransmit now.
if (!sctp_transport_update_pmtu(t, pmtu))
/* Update association pmtu. */
......@@ -248,28 +248,37 @@ void sctp_transport_pmtu(struct sctp_transport *transport, struct sock *sk)
transport->pathmtu = SCTP_DEFAULT_MAXSEGMENT;
void sctp_transport_update_pmtu(struct sctp_transport *t, u32 pmtu)
bool sctp_transport_update_pmtu(struct sctp_transport *t, u32 pmtu)
struct dst_entry *dst = sctp_transport_dst_check(t);
bool change = true;
if (unlikely(pmtu < SCTP_DEFAULT_MINSEGMENT)) {
pr_warn("%s: Reported pmtu %d too low, using default minimum of %d\n",
/* Use default minimum segment size and disable
* pmtu discovery on this transport.
} else {
t->pathmtu = pmtu;
pr_warn_ratelimited("%s: Reported pmtu %d too low, using default minimum of %d\n",
/* Use default minimum segment instead */
pmtu = SCTP_TRUNC4(pmtu);
if (dst) {
dst->ops->update_pmtu(dst, t->asoc->, NULL, pmtu);
dst = sctp_transport_dst_check(t);
if (!dst)
if (!dst) {
t->af_specific->get_dst(t, &t->saddr, &t->fl, t->asoc->;
dst = t->dst;
if (dst) {
/* Re-fetch, as under layers may have a higher minimum size */
pmtu = SCTP_TRUNC4(dst_mtu(dst));
change = t->pathmtu != pmtu;
t->pathmtu = pmtu;
return change;
/* Caches the dst entry and source address for a transport's destination
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