Commit 6977be15 authored by Eli Cooper's avatar Eli Cooper Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

netfilter: ipv6: Don't preserve original oif for loopback address

commit 15df03c6 upstream.

Commit 508b0904 ("netfilter: ipv6: Preserve link scope traffic
original oif") made ip6_route_me_harder() keep the original oif for
link-local and multicast packets. However, it also affected packets
for the loopback address because it used rt6_need_strict().

REDIRECT rules in the OUTPUT chain rewrite the destination to loopback
address; thus its oif should not be preserved. This commit fixes the bug
that redirected local packets are being dropped. Actually the packet was
not exactly dropped; Instead it was sent out to the original oif rather
than lo. When a packet with daddr ::1 is sent to the router, it is
effectively dropped.

Fixes: 508b0904 ("netfilter: ipv6: Preserve link scope traffic original oif")
Signed-off-by: 's avatarEli Cooper <>
Signed-off-by: 's avatarPablo Neira Ayuso <>
Signed-off-by: 's avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 52e337e8
......@@ -23,9 +23,11 @@ int ip6_route_me_harder(struct net *net, struct sk_buff *skb)
struct sock *sk = sk_to_full_sk(skb->sk);
unsigned int hh_len;
struct dst_entry *dst;
int strict = (ipv6_addr_type(&iph->daddr) &
struct flowi6 fl6 = {
.flowi6_oif = sk && sk->sk_bound_dev_if ? sk->sk_bound_dev_if :
rt6_need_strict(&iph->daddr) ? skb_dst(skb)->dev->ifindex : 0,
strict ? skb_dst(skb)->dev->ifindex : 0,
.flowi6_mark = skb->mark,
.flowi6_uid = sock_net_uid(net, sk),
.daddr = iph->daddr,
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