As we know in some target's checkentry it may dereference par.entryinfo
to check entry stuff inside. But when sched action calls xt_check_target,
par.entryinfo is set with NULL. It would cause kernel panic when calling
some targets.

It can be reproduce with:
  # tc qd add dev eth1 ingress handle ffff:
  # tc filter add dev eth1 parent ffff: u32 match u32 0 0 action xt \
    -j ECN --ecn-tcp-remove

It could also crash kernel when using target CLUSTERIP or TPROXY.

By now there's no proper value for par.entryinfo in ipt_init_target,
but it can not be set with NULL. This patch is to void all these
panics by setting it with an ipt_entry obj with all members 0.

Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
 net/sched/act_ipt.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/sched/act_ipt.c b/net/sched/act_ipt.c
index 7c4816b..0f09f70 100644
--- a/net/sched/act_ipt.c
+++ b/net/sched/act_ipt.c
@@ -41,6 +41,7 @@ static int ipt_init_target(struct net *net, struct 
xt_entry_target *t,
        struct xt_tgchk_param par;
        struct xt_target *target;
+       struct ipt_entry e;
        int ret = 0;
        target = xt_request_find_target(AF_INET, t->,
@@ -48,10 +49,11 @@ static int ipt_init_target(struct net *net, struct 
xt_entry_target *t,
        if (IS_ERR(target))
                return PTR_ERR(target);
+       memset(&e, 0, sizeof(e));
        t-> = target;       = net;
        par.table     = table;
-       par.entryinfo = NULL;
+       par.entryinfo = &e;    = target;
        par.targinfo  = t->data;
        par.hook_mask = hook;

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