pfctl segmentation fault in pfctl_optimize.c
kp at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 12 13:06:25 UTC 2021
On 12 Mar 2021, at 14:00, Patrick Lamaiziere wrote:
> I've read the code of pfctl a bit. If pfctl crashes in
> pfctl_optimize_ruleset, is there a risk to leave pf in a bad state ?
> Looks like the rules are sent to pf via ioctl after the optimization
> so a crash before should be harmless (?).
That should be the case, yes.
I’ve not checked the pfctl code to see if it actually starts the
operation to change the rules or not, but either way, pf rule changes
They either succeed completely or not at all.
Pf accomplishes this by keeping an active and inactive ruleset, and when
you load new rules pfctl will start a transaction (DIOCXBEGIN), add the
complete new ruleset (DIOCADDRULE) and only then commit to swapping the
active and inactive rulesets (DIOCXCOMMIT).
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