af_packet: fix raw sockets over 6in4 tunnel

Since commit cb9f1b783850, scapy (which uses an AF_PACKET socket in
SOCK_RAW mode) is unable to send a basic icmp packet over a sit tunnel:

Here is a example of the setup:
$ ip link set ntfp2 up
$ ip addr add dev ntfp2
$ ip tunnel add tun1 mode sit ttl 64 local remote dev ntfp2
$ ip addr add fd00:cafe:cafe::1/128 dev tun1
$ ip link set dev tun1 up
$ ip route add fd00:200::/64 dev tun1
$ scapy
>>> p = []
>>> p += IPv6(src='fd00:100::1', dst='fd00:200::1')/ICMPv6EchoRequest()
>>> send(p, count=1, inter=0.1)
>>> quit()
$ ip -s link ls dev tun1 | grep -A1 "TX.*errors"
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns
    0          0        1       0       0       0

The problem is that the network offset is set to the hard_header_len of the
output device (tun1, ie 14 + 20) and in our case, because the packet is
small (48 bytes) the pskb_inet_may_pull() fails (it tries to pull 40 bytes
(ipv6 header) starting from the network offset).

This problem is more generally related to device with variable hard header
length. To avoid a too intrusive patch in the current release, a (ugly)
workaround is proposed in this patch. It has to be cleaned up in net-next.

Fixes: cb9f1b783850 ("ip: validate header length on virtual device xmit")
CC: Willem de Bruijn <>
CC: Maxim Mikityanskiy <>
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
Acked-by: Willem de Bruijn <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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