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Date:   Mon, 20 May 2019 19:43:51 -0500
From:   Felipe Gasper <>
Cc:     Felipe Gasper <>
Subject: [PATCH v4] net: Add UNIX_DIAG_UID to Netlink UNIX socket diagnostics.

This adds the ability for Netlink to report a socket's UID along with the
other UNIX diagnostic information that is already available. This will
allow diagnostic tools greater insight into which users control which

To test this, do the following as a non-root user:

    unshare -U -r bash
    nc -l -U user.socket.$$ &

.. and verify from within that same session that Netlink UNIX socket
diagnostics report the socket's UID as 0. Also verify that Netlink UNIX
socket diagnostics report the socket's UID as the user's UID from an
unprivileged process in a different session. Verify the same from
a root process.

Signed-off-by: Felipe Gasper <>

diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/unix_diag.h b/include/uapi/linux/unix_diag.h
index 5c502fd..a198857 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/unix_diag.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/unix_diag.h
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ struct unix_diag_req {
 #define UDIAG_SHOW_ICONS	0x00000008	/* show pending connections */
 #define UDIAG_SHOW_RQLEN	0x00000010	/* show skb receive queue len */
 #define UDIAG_SHOW_MEMINFO	0x00000020	/* show memory info of a socket */
+#define UDIAG_SHOW_UID		0x00000040	/* show socket's UID */
 struct unix_diag_msg {
 	__u8	udiag_family;
@@ -40,6 +41,7 @@ enum {
diff --git a/net/unix/diag.c b/net/unix/diag.c
index 3183d9b..e40f348 100644
--- a/net/unix/diag.c
+++ b/net/unix/diag.c
@@ -4,9 +4,11 @@
 #include <linux/unix_diag.h>
 #include <linux/skbuff.h>
 #include <linux/module.h>
+#include <linux/uidgid.h>
 #include <net/netlink.h>
 #include <net/af_unix.h>
 #include <net/tcp_states.h>
+#include <net/sock.h>
 static int sk_diag_dump_name(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *nlskb)
@@ -110,6 +112,12 @@ static int sk_diag_show_rqlen(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *nlskb)
 	return nla_put(nlskb, UNIX_DIAG_RQLEN, sizeof(rql), &rql);
+static int sk_diag_dump_uid(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *nlskb)
+	uid_t uid = from_kuid_munged(sk_user_ns(nlskb->sk), sock_i_uid(sk));
+	return nla_put(nlskb, UNIX_DIAG_UID, sizeof(uid_t), &uid);
 static int sk_diag_fill(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb, struct unix_diag_req *req,
 		u32 portid, u32 seq, u32 flags, int sk_ino)
@@ -156,6 +164,10 @@ static int sk_diag_fill(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb, struct unix_diag_r
 	if (nla_put_u8(skb, UNIX_DIAG_SHUTDOWN, sk->sk_shutdown))
 		goto out_nlmsg_trim;
+	if ((req->udiag_show & UDIAG_SHOW_UID) &&
+	    sk_diag_dump_uid(sk, skb))
+		goto out_nlmsg_trim;
 	nlmsg_end(skb, nlh);
 	return 0;

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