[PATCH] linux: handle MPTCP consistently with TCP

Paolo Abeni pabeni at redhat.com
Wed Dec 16 11:55:27 UTC 2020

The MPTCP protocol uses a specific protocol value, even if
it's an extension to TCP. Additionally, MPTCP sockets
could 'fall-back' to TCP at run-time, depending on peer MPTCP
support and available resources.

As a consequence of the specific protocol number, selinux
applies the raw_socket class to MPTCP sockets.

Existing TCP application converted to MPTCP - or forced to
use MPTCP socket with user-space hacks - will need an
updated policy to run successfully.

This change lets selinux attach the TCP socket class to
MPTCP sockets, too, so that no policy changes are needed in
the above scenario.

Note that the MPTCP is setting, propagating and updating the
security context on all the subflows and related request

Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-security-module/CAHC9VhTaK3xx0hEGByD2zxfF7fadyPP1kb-WeWH_YCyq9X-sRg@mail.gmail.com/T/#t
Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <pabeni at redhat.com>
 security/selinux/hooks.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/security/selinux/hooks.c b/security/selinux/hooks.c
index 6fa593006802..451bded67d9c 100644
--- a/security/selinux/hooks.c
+++ b/security/selinux/hooks.c
@@ -1120,7 +1120,8 @@ static inline u16 inode_mode_to_security_class(umode_t mode)
 static inline int default_protocol_stream(int protocol)
-	return (protocol == IPPROTO_IP || protocol == IPPROTO_TCP);
+	return (protocol == IPPROTO_IP || protocol == IPPROTO_TCP ||
+		protocol == IPPROTO_MPTCP);
 static inline int default_protocol_dgram(int protocol)

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