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authorPablo Neira Ayuso <>2013-06-06 13:25:39 +0200
committerPablo Neira Ayuso <>2013-06-08 14:28:29 +0200
commit6b01bb9ff798c8f9c761872fc5e62120604440f5 (patch)
tree734244e38226d755fed3fdb7a12aeeff10e59535 /include/datatype.h
parent5426ae16d828ce5e59a96dee27a0c01ddd3e8023 (diff)
datatype: concat expression only releases dynamically allocated datatype
Eric Leblond reports a crash with the following invalid command: nft add rule global filter ip daddr . tcp dport { . 22\; . 89 } drop Note that the semicolon is incorrect in that concatenation, it should be a comma. The backtrace shows: (gdb) bt #0 0x00007ffff6f39295 in __GI_raise (sig=sig@entry=6) at ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c:56 #1 0x00007ffff6f3c438 in __GI_abort () at abort.c:90 #2 0x00007ffff6f7486b in __libc_message (do_abort=do_abort@entry=2, fmt=fmt@entry=0x7ffff7070d28 "*** Error in `%s': %s: 0x%s ***\n") at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/libc_fatal.c:199 #3 0x00007ffff6f7eac6 in malloc_printerr (action=3, str=0x7ffff706ccca "free(): invalid pointer", ptr=<optimized out>) at malloc.c:4902 #4 0x00007ffff6f7f843 in _int_free (av=<optimized out>, p=0x428530, have_lock=0) at malloc.c:3758 #5 0x000000000041aae8 in xfree (ptr=0x428540 <invalid_type>) at src/utils.c:29 #6 0x000000000040bc43 in concat_type_destroy (dtype=0x428540 <invalid_type>) at src/datatype.c:690 #7 0x000000000040cebf in concat_expr_destroy (expr=0x643b90) at src/expression.c:571 [...] It's trying to release 'invalid_type', which was not dynamically allocated. Note that before the evaluation step, the invalid type is attached to the expressions. Since nftables allocates a dynamic datatype for concatenations in case that needs to be released in the exit path. All datatypes except this, are allocated in the BSS. Since we have no way to differenciate between these two, add a flag so we can recognize dynamically allocated datatypes. While at it, rename dtype->type from enum to explicit uint32_t, as it is used to store the concatenation type mask as well. Reported-by: Eric Leblond <> Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/datatype.h')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/datatype.h b/include/datatype.h
index 8a123631..053fbd93 100644
--- a/include/datatype.h
+++ b/include/datatype.h
@@ -81,11 +81,16 @@ enum byteorder {
struct expr;
+enum datatype_flags {
+ DTYPE_F_ALLOC = (1 << 0),
* struct datatype
* @type: numeric identifier
* @byteorder: byteorder of type (non-basetypes only)
+ * @flags: flags
* @size: type size (fixed sized non-basetypes only)
* @name: type name
* @desc: type description
@@ -96,8 +101,9 @@ struct expr;
* @sym_tbl: symbol table for this type
struct datatype {
- enum datatypes type;
+ uint32_t type;
enum byteorder byteorder;
+ unsigned int flags;
unsigned int size;
const char *name;
const char *desc;