[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] gnrc_tcp: allow unknown options (#12298)

Simon Brummer notifications at github.com
Tue Sep 24 19:27:07 CEST 2019

The latest hardening of the gnrc_tcp option parser was a bit too restrictive.

Packets with unknown options were dropped by gnrc_tcp. This leads to problems then communicating with feature complete tcp implementations, since valid options like SACK are often announced in first SYN Packet. Without this PR such a SYN would be dropped by gnrc_tcp.

This PR allows packets with unknown options to be valid as long as they respect the boundaries of the option field and the option minimal length.

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-- Commit Summary --

  * gnrc_tcp: allow unknown options

-- File Changes --

    M sys/net/gnrc/transport_layer/tcp/gnrc_tcp_option.c (15)

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