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Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 18:56:32 +0100
From: "sirdarckcat ." <>
To:, Eric Dumazet <>,
Subject: CVE-2022-0742: Remote Denial of Service on Linux Kernel >=5.13 icmp6

Flooding icmp6 messages of type 130 or 131 is enough to exploit a
memory leak in the kernel and cause the host to go out-of-memory. The
volume of traffic doesn't need to be particularly high. Note that
since the vulnerability was introduced recently (5.13) only 5.15's
stable was affected.

This vulnerability was found/fixed by Eric Dumazet.

CVE will land on MITRE's website sometime this week.

This was fixed on
 "the commit landed on upstream on": [
   "tags": "tags/v5.17-rc7~18^2"
 "the commit was backported to": [
   "tags": "tags/v5.16.13~140",
   "commit": "5ed9983ce67341b405cf6fda826e29aed26a7371"
   "tags": "tags/v5.15.27~216",
   "commit": "771aca9bc70709771f66c3e7c00ce87339aa1790"
 "the commit fixes a bug introduced by": [
   "fixes": "f185de28d9ae (\"mld: add new workqueues for process mld events\")"
 "the buggy commit landed on upstream on": [
   "tags": "tags/v5.13-rc1~94^2~371^2~1",
   "commit": "f185de28d9ae6c978135993769352e523ee8df06"


ipv6: fix skb drops in igmp6_event_query() and igmp6_event_report()
While investigating on why a synchronize_net() has been added recently
in ipv6_mc_down(), I found that igmp6_event_query() and igmp6_event_report()
might drop skbs in some cases.

Discussion about removing synchronize_net() from ipv6_mc_down()
will happen in a different thread.

Fixes: f185de28d9ae ("mld: add new workqueues for process mld events")
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Cc: Taehee Yoo <>
Cc: Cong Wang <>
Cc: David Ahern <>
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>


Following policy:

Feb 23, 2022  - Discovery / Shared with network upstream maintainers,
reproduced, patch confirmed to work, CVE reserved
Feb 25, 2022 - decides fix/disclosure timeline
Mar 3, 2022 - Patch lands on mainline (Linus tree)
Mar 8, 2022 - Patch lands on stable (5.15/5.16)
Mar 15, 2022 - This email is sent (public disclosure of vuln details)

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