Regression in unix stream sockets with the Smack LSM

Casey Schaufler casey at
Mon Sep 13 22:50:55 UTC 2021

Commit 77462de14a43f4d98dbd8de0f5743a4e02450b1d 

	af_unix: Add read_sock for stream socket types

introduced a regression in UDS socket connections for the Smack LSM.
I have not tracked done the details of why the change broke the code,
but this is where bisecting the kernel indicates the problem lies, and
I have verified that reverting this change repairs the problem.

You can verify the problem with the Smack test suite:

The failing test is tests/

I have not looked to see if there's a similar problem with SELinux.
There may be, but if there isn't it doesn't matter, there's still a

Thank you.

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