[3.5.y.z extended stable] Patch "selinux: correct locking in selinux_netlbl_socket_connect)" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Nov 29 14:03:20 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    selinux: correct locking in selinux_netlbl_socket_connect)

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From c71ac68a81915770f922a820e41766d2c72fea73 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Paul Moore <pmoore at redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:00:46 -0400
Subject: selinux: correct locking in selinux_netlbl_socket_connect)

commit 42d64e1add3a1ce8a787116036163b8724362145 upstream.

The SELinux/NetLabel glue code has a locking bug that affects systems
with NetLabel enabled, see the kernel error message below.  This patch
corrects this problem by converting the bottom half socket lock to a
more conventional, and correct for this call-path, lock_sock() call.

 [ INFO: suspicious RCU usage. ]
 3.11.0-rc3+ #19 Not tainted
 net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c:1928 suspicious rcu_dereference_protected() usage!

 other info that might help us debug this:

 rcu_scheduler_active = 1, debug_locks = 0
 2 locks held by ping/731:
  #0:  (slock-AF_INET/1){+.-...}, at: [...] selinux_netlbl_socket_connect
  #1:  (rcu_read_lock){.+.+..}, at: [<...>] netlbl_conn_setattr

 stack backtrace:
 CPU: 1 PID: 731 Comm: ping Not tainted 3.11.0-rc3+ #19
 Hardware name: Bochs Bochs, BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
  0000000000000001 ffff88006f659d28 ffffffff81726b6a ffff88003732c500
  ffff88006f659d58 ffffffff810e4457 ffff88006b845a00 0000000000000000
  000000000000000c ffff880075aa2f50 ffff88006f659d90 ffffffff8169bec7
 Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff81726b6a>] dump_stack+0x54/0x74
  [<ffffffff810e4457>] lockdep_rcu_suspicious+0xe7/0x120
  [<ffffffff8169bec7>] cipso_v4_sock_setattr+0x187/0x1a0
  [<ffffffff8170f317>] netlbl_conn_setattr+0x187/0x190
  [<ffffffff8170f195>] ? netlbl_conn_setattr+0x5/0x190
  [<ffffffff8131ac9e>] selinux_netlbl_socket_connect+0xae/0xc0
  [<ffffffff81303025>] selinux_socket_connect+0x135/0x170
  [<ffffffff8119d127>] ? might_fault+0x57/0xb0
  [<ffffffff812fb146>] security_socket_connect+0x16/0x20
  [<ffffffff815d3ad3>] SYSC_connect+0x73/0x130
  [<ffffffff81739a85>] ? sysret_check+0x22/0x5d
  [<ffffffff810e5e2d>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller+0xfd/0x1c0
  [<ffffffff81373d4e>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x3a/0x3f
  [<ffffffff815d52be>] SyS_connect+0xe/0x10
  [<ffffffff81739a59>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <pmoore at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 security/selinux/netlabel.c | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/selinux/netlabel.c b/security/selinux/netlabel.c
index da4b8b2..6235d05 100644
--- a/security/selinux/netlabel.c
+++ b/security/selinux/netlabel.c
@@ -442,8 +442,7 @@ int selinux_netlbl_socket_connect(struct sock *sk, struct sockaddr *addr)
 	    sksec->nlbl_state != NLBL_CONNLABELED)
 		return 0;

-	local_bh_disable();
-	bh_lock_sock_nested(sk);
+	lock_sock(sk);

 	/* connected sockets are allowed to disconnect when the address family
 	 * is set to AF_UNSPEC, if that is what is happening we want to reset
@@ -464,7 +463,6 @@ int selinux_netlbl_socket_connect(struct sock *sk, struct sockaddr *addr)
 		sksec->nlbl_state = NLBL_CONNLABELED;

-	bh_unlock_sock(sk);
-	local_bh_enable();
+	release_sock(sk);
 	return rc;

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