[Openstack-security] [Bug 1732294] Re: Probable DOS in linuxbridge
** Changed in: neutron
Importance: Undecided => Critical
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Probable DOS in linuxbridge
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We experienced a DOS yesterday on a system (not openstack based) which
would have been mitigated if a mac address whitelist in ebtables had
occurred in the nat PREROUTING chain rather than the filter FORWARD
At least with kernel version 4.9, with rapidly cycling mac addresses
the linux bridge appears to get bogged down in learning new MAC
addresses if this is not explicitly turned off with brctl setageing
We deployed a workaround to our own infrastructure but I believe
means that openstack has the same vulnerability.
It should be possible to move all logic related to checking the input
to the ebtables nat PREROUTING chain using the ebtables_nat module.
To duplicate, in a VM on a host with bridged networking and mac
spoofing protection in place, install dsniff and run:
macof -i <ethernet device> -s <valid local IP> -d <valid remote IP> -n
50000000 &> /dev/null
Observe on the host that ksoftirqd usage goes to near 100% on one
core, that 'perf top' will show br_fdb_update as taking significant
resources, and that 'brctl showmacs <bridge>' will probably hang.
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