[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-09:02.bce

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FreeBSD-EN-09:02.bce                                            Errata Notice
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:		bce(4) does not work with lagg(4) LACP mode

Category:	core
Module:		sys/dev
Announced:	2009-06-24
Credits:	Pete French <petefrench@ticketswitch.com>
		David Christensen
Affects:	FreeBSD 7.2
Corrected:	2009-05-20 21:13:49 (RELENG_7, 7.2-STABLE)
		2009-06-24 05:28:09 (RELENG_7_2, 7.2-RELEASE-p2)

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I.	Background

bce(4) is a network device driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II
(BCM5706/5708/5709/5716) PCI/PCIe Gigabit Ethernet adapters.  The
lagg(4) driver is a pseudo network interface driver which allows
aggregation of multiple network interfaces as one virtual interface
for the purpose of providing fault-tolerance and high-speed links.

II.	Problem Description

The bce(4) driver used an incorrect total packet length calculation.  This
bug was accidentally added just after 7.1-RELEASE.

III.	Impact

When adding a bce(4) interface on the system as a lagg(4) member with
the LACP aggregation protocol enabled network communication via the
bce(4) interface stops completely.  Although the bce(4) interface
works if it is not a lagg(4) member, the incoming traffic statistics
which can be found in netstat(1) output will be incorrect because
every packet is recognized as full-sized one.

IV.	Workaround

No workaround is available.

V.	Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to 7-STABLE or to the RELENG_7_2
   security branch dated after the correction date.

2) To patch your present system:

The following patches have been verified to apply to FreeBSD 7.2 system.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
   detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-09:02/bce.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-09:02/bce.patch.asc

b) Apply the patch.

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Recompile your kernel as described in
   <URL:http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/kernelconfig.html> and reboot
   the system.

VI.	Correction details

The following list contains the revision numbers of each file that was
corrected in FreeBSD.


Branch								 Revision
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  src/UPDATING                                             1.507.
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------


Branch/path                                                      Revision
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
stable/7/                                                         r192477
releng/7.2/                                                       r194808
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

VII.	References

The latest revision of this advisory is available at
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