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+From d30a6f983b360a08f962f5b3199b733df2e02418 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
+From: Mathy Vanhoef <Mathy.Vanhoef@kuleuven.be>
+Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 23:08:18 +0400
+Subject: mac80211: fix regression where EAPOL frames were sent in plaintext
+
+When sending EAPOL frames via NL80211 they are treated as injected
+frames in mac80211. Due to commit 1df2bdba528b ("mac80211: never drop
+injected frames even if normally not allowed") these injected frames
+were not assigned a sta context in the function ieee80211_tx_dequeue,
+causing certain wireless network cards to always send EAPOL frames in
+plaintext. This may cause compatibility issues with some clients or
+APs, which for instance can cause the group key handshake to fail and
+in turn would cause the station to get disconnected.
+
+This commit fixes this regression by assigning a sta context in
+ieee80211_tx_dequeue to injected frames as well.
+
+Note that sending EAPOL frames in plaintext is not a security issue
+since they contain their own encryption and authentication protection.
+
+Fixes: 1df2bdba528b ("mac80211: never drop injected frames even if normally not allowed")
+---
+ net/mac80211/tx.c | 7 ++++---
+ 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
+
+diff --git a/net/mac80211/tx.c b/net/mac80211/tx.c
+index 282b0bc201ee..aa486e202a57 100644
+--- a/net/mac80211/tx.c
++++ b/net/mac80211/tx.c
+@@ -3613,13 +3613,14 @@ begin:
+ tx.skb = skb;
+ tx.sdata = vif_to_sdata(info->control.vif);
+
+- if (txq->sta && !(info->flags & IEEE80211_TX_CTL_INJECTED)) {
++ if (txq->sta) {
+ tx.sta = container_of(txq->sta, struct sta_info, sta);
+ /*
+ * Drop unicast frames to unauthorised stations unless they are
+- * EAPOL frames from the local station.
++ * injected frames or EAPOL frames from the local station.
+ */
+- if (unlikely(ieee80211_is_data(hdr->frame_control) &&
++ if (unlikely(!(info->flags & IEEE80211_TX_CTL_INJECTED) &&
++ ieee80211_is_data(hdr->frame_control) &&
+ !ieee80211_vif_is_mesh(&tx.sdata->vif) &&
+ tx.sdata->vif.type != NL80211_IFTYPE_OCB &&
+ !is_multicast_ether_addr(hdr->addr1) &&
+--