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authorStephen Smalley <>2005-07-28 21:16:21 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-07-28 21:46:05 -0700
commit911656f8a630e36b22c7e2bba3317dec9174209c (patch)
tree2257dd4c04f4d234caf770a748b290b4d144fcf5 /security
parentf0b9d796002d9d39575cf1beabfb625f68b507fa (diff)
[PATCH] selinux: Fix address length checks in connect hook
This patch fixes the address length checks in the selinux_socket_connect hook to be no more restrictive than the underlying ipv4 and ipv6 code; otherwise, this hook can reject valid connect calls. This patch is in response to a bug report where an application was calling connect on an INET6 socket with an address that didn't include the optional scope id and failing due to these checks. Signed-off-by: Stephen Smalley <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/security/selinux/hooks.c b/security/selinux/hooks.c
index 10fd51c9056d..2253f388234f 100644
--- a/security/selinux/hooks.c
+++ b/security/selinux/hooks.c
@@ -3126,12 +3126,12 @@ static int selinux_socket_connect(struct socket *sock, struct sockaddr *address,
if (sk->sk_family == PF_INET) {
addr4 = (struct sockaddr_in *)address;
- if (addrlen != sizeof(struct sockaddr_in))
+ if (addrlen < sizeof(struct sockaddr_in))
return -EINVAL;
snum = ntohs(addr4->sin_port);
} else {
addr6 = (struct sockaddr_in6 *)address;
- if (addrlen != sizeof(struct sockaddr_in6))
+ if (addrlen < SIN6_LEN_RFC2133)
return -EINVAL;
snum = ntohs(addr6->sin6_port);