[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] gnrc_icmpv6_echo: avoid crashing when pktbuf full [backport 2019.01] (#10874)
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## Backport of #10869
### Contribution description
This PR fixes the unchecked access to `(gnrc_netif_hdr_t *)hdr->data` where `hdr` is returned from `gnrc_netif_hdr_build`. If packet buffer is full, `gnrc_netif_hdr_build` may return `NULL`. The following unchecked access to the pointer can then lead to a crash.
### Testing procedure
Produce a lot of network traffic using ping command with maximum data size and an intervall of 0, if necessary from multiple terminals so that the packet buffer becomes full, e.g.
sudo ping6 fe80::5ecf:7fff:fe80:3f08 -Ieth0 -s1392 -i0
This test should not lead to a crash.
### Issues/PRs references
Problem was found during testing PR #10862 and described in issue #10861.
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-- Commit Summary --
* gnrc_icmpv6_echo: avoid crashing when pktbuf full
-- File Changes --
M sys/net/gnrc/network_layer/icmpv6/echo/gnrc_icmpv6_echo.c (6)
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