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Subject[PATCH] tomoyo: Don't check open/getattr permission on sockets.
syzbot is reporting that use of SOCKET_I()->sk from open() can result in
use after free problem [1], for socket's inode is still reachable via
/proc/pid/fd/n despite destruction of SOCKET_I()->sk already completed.

But there is no point with calling security_file_open() on sockets
because open("/proc/pid/fd/n", !O_PATH) on sockets fails with -ENXIO.

There is some point with calling security_inode_getattr() on sockets
because stat("/proc/pid/fd/n") and fstat(open("/proc/pid/fd/n", O_PATH))
are valid. If we want to access "struct sock"->sk_{family,type,protocol}
fields, we will need to use security_socket_post_create() hook and
security_inode_free() hook in order to remember these fields because
security_sk_free() hook is called before the inode is destructed. But
since information which can be protected by checking
security_inode_getattr() on sockets is trivial, let's not be bothered by
"struct inode"->i_security management.

There is point with calling security_file_ioctl() on sockets. Since
ioctl(open("/proc/pid/fd/n", O_PATH)) is invalid, security_file_ioctl()
on sockets should remain safe.


Signed-off-by: Tetsuo Handa <>
Reported-by: syzbot <>
security/tomoyo/tomoyo.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/security/tomoyo/tomoyo.c b/security/tomoyo/tomoyo.c
index 716c92e..9661b86 100644
--- a/security/tomoyo/tomoyo.c
+++ b/security/tomoyo/tomoyo.c
@@ -126,6 +126,9 @@ static int tomoyo_bprm_check_security(struct linux_binprm *bprm)
static int tomoyo_inode_getattr(const struct path *path)
+ /* It is not safe to call tomoyo_get_socket_name(). */
+ if (path->dentry->d_inode && S_ISSOCK(path->dentry->d_inode->i_mode))
+ return 0;
return tomoyo_path_perm(TOMOYO_TYPE_GETATTR, path, NULL);

@@ -316,6 +319,10 @@ static int tomoyo_file_open(struct file *f)
/* Don't check read permission here if called from do_execve(). */
if (current->in_execve)
return 0;
+ /* Sockets can't be opened by open(). */
+ if (f->f_path.dentry->d_inode &&
+ S_ISSOCK(f->f_path.dentry->d_inode->i_mode))
+ return 0;
return tomoyo_check_open_permission(tomoyo_domain(), &f->f_path,

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