Actual implementation stores 0 in the destination register if no socket
is found by the lookup, but that is not intentional as it is not really
a value of any socket metadata.

This patch fixes this and breaks rule evaluation in this case.

Fixes: 554ced0a6e29 ("netfilter: nf_tables: add support for native socket 
Signed-off-by: Máté Eckl <>
 net/netfilter/nft_socket.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/netfilter/nft_socket.c b/net/netfilter/nft_socket.c
index 74e1b3bd6954..18b2793a8a67 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nft_socket.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nft_socket.c
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ static void nft_socket_eval(const struct nft_expr *expr,
        if(!sk) {
-               nft_reg_store8(dest, 0);
+               regs->verdict.code = NFT_BREAK;

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