Revert "Revert "ipv4: fix memory leaks in ip_cmsg_send() callers""

This reverts commit d7807a9adf4856171f8441f13078c33941df48ab.

As mentioned in
5 years old commit 919483096bfe ("ipv4: fix memory leaks in ip_cmsg_send() callers")
was a correct fix.

  ip_cmsg_send() can loop over multiple cmsghdr()

  If IP_RETOPTS has been successful, but following cmsghdr generates an error,
  we do not free ipc.ok

  If IP_RETOPTS is not successful, we have freed the allocated temporary space,
  not the one currently in ipc.opt.

Sure, code could be refactored, but let's not bring back old bugs.

Fixes: d7807a9adf48 ("Revert "ipv4: fix memory leaks in ip_cmsg_send() callers"")
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Cc: Yajun Deng <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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