CentOS 8 nftable segmentation fault with big ip set

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CentOS 8 nftable segmentation fault with big ip set

Post by rubus » 2020/12/13 17:45:55

Hello to all.
I am newbie to firewalls especially in nftables.

I try to drop package from regions/"bad IPs" in result I have list of 1103505 CIDRs.
My nftable configuration have 2 files.


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flush ruleset

include "./bad_actors_set"

table inet firewall {

        # protocols to allow
        set allowed_protocols {
                type inet_proto
                elements = { icmp, icmpv6 }

        # interfaces to accept any traffic on
        set allowed_interfaces {
                type ifname
                elements = { "lo" }

        # services to allow
        set allowed_tcp_dports {
                type inet_service
                elements = { ssh, http, https }
        # ip of bad actors to ban
        set bad_actors{
                type ipv4_addr
                flags interval

        # this chain gathers all accept conditions
        chain allow {
                ct state established,related accept

                meta l4proto @allowed_protocols accept
                iifname @allowed_interfaces accept
                tcp dport @allowed_tcp_dports accept

        # base-chain for traffic to this host
        chain INPUT {
                type filter hook input priority filter + 20
                policy accept

                ip saddr @bad_actors counter drop
                jump allow
                reject with icmpx type port-unreachable

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define bad_actors_set={,,,,,
and a lot of more... total 1103505 CIDRs
when I try to reload ntf a get error

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#nft -f main.nft
Segmentation fault
Is this known issue? Any known workarounds? Or simply I do something really wrong (but i would expect different error message).

More info about my system.

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# uname -a
Linux hestia 4.18.0-240.1.1.el8_3.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 19 17:20:08 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
#cat /etc/redhat-release 
CentOS Linux release 8.3.2011
# nft -v
nftables v0.9.3 (Topsy)

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Re: CentOS 8 nftable segmentation fault with big ip set

Post by rubus » 2020/12/14 21:40:18

Bug report was created for this issue: https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=17942
You can find more details there -> full config of nft.

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Re: CentOS 8 nftable segmentation fault with big ip set

Post by TrevorH » 2020/12/14 22:06:04

There's no point in raising a bug on bugs.centos.org as no-one there can do anything about it. Report it on bugzilla.redhat.com instead.
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