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From: Casey Schaufler <>
To: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>,
	Casey Schaufler <>,
	Paul Moore <>
	LKML <>,, Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH BUGFIX -rc4] Smack: Respect 'unlabeled' netlabel mode
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:10:37 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080530233603.GA2994@ubuntu>

--- "Ahmed S. Darwish" <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> In case of Smack 'unlabeled' netlabel option, Smack passes a _zero_
> initialized 'secattr' to label a packet/sock. This causes an 
> [unfound domain label error]/-ENOENT by netlbl_sock_setattr().
> Above Netlabel failure leads to Smack socket hooks failure causing 
> an always-on socket() -EPERM error.
> Such packets should have a netlabel domain agreed with netlabel to 
> represent unlabeled packets. Fortunately Smack net ambient label 
> packets are agreed with netlabel to be treated as unlabeled packets. 
> Treat all packets coming out from a 'unlabeled' Smack system as
> coming from the smack net ambient label.

To date the behavior of a Smack system running with nltype
unlabeled has been carefully undefined. The way you're defining
it will result in a system in which only processes running with
the ambient label will be able to use sockets, unless I'm reading
the code incorrectly. This seems like "correct" behavior, but
I don't think it is what those who've tried it would expect.

Casey Schaufler

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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-05-30 23:36 Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-05-30 23:10 ` Casey Schaufler [this message]
2008-05-31  0:58   ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-05-31  0:37     ` Casey Schaufler
2008-05-31 13:08     ` Paul Moore
2008-05-30 23:57 ` [PATCH BUGFIX -v2 " Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-05-30 23:10   ` Tetsuo Handa
2008-05-30 23:25   ` Andrew Morton
2008-05-31  1:12     ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-05-30 23:45   ` Casey Schaufler

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