Commit 4440a2ab3b9f ("netfilter: synproxy: Check oom when adding synproxy
and seqadj ct extensions") wanted to drop the packet when it fails to add
seqadj ext due to no memory by checking if nfct_seqadj_ext_add returns

But that nfct_seqadj_ext_add returns NULL can also happen when seqadj ext
already exists in a nf_conn. It will cause that userspace protocol doesn't
work when both dnat and snat are configured.

Li Shuang found this issue in the case:

   ftp client                   router                  ftp server  <-> <->

  # iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth1 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 21 -j \
    DNAT --to-destination
  # iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth2 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 21 -j \
    SNAT --to-source

In router, when both dnat and snat are added, nf_nat_setup_info will be
called twice. The packet can be dropped at the 2nd time for DNAT due to
seqadj ext is already added at the 1st time for SNAT.

This patch is to fix it by checking for seqadj ext existence before adding
it, so that the packet will not be dropped if seqadj ext already exists.

Note that as Florian mentioned, as a long term, we should review ext_add()
behaviour, it's better to return a pointer to the existing ext instead.

Fixes: 4440a2ab3b9f ("netfilter: synproxy: Check oom when adding synproxy and 
seqadj ct extensions")
Reported-by: Li Shuang <>
Acked-by: Florian Westphal <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
 net/netfilter/nf_nat_core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/netfilter/nf_nat_core.c b/net/netfilter/nf_nat_core.c
index eb54178..b1d3740 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nf_nat_core.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nf_nat_core.c
@@ -441,7 +441,7 @@ nf_nat_setup_info(struct nf_conn *ct,
                        ct->status |= IPS_DST_NAT;
-               if (nfct_help(ct))
+               if (nfct_help(ct) && !nfct_seqadj(ct))
                        if (!nfct_seqadj_ext_add(ct))
                                return NF_DROP;

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