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Change the permissions of the notify listener socket to rwx for everyone

When runc is started as a `Type=notify` systemd service,
runc opens up its own listening socket inside the container
to act as a proxy between the container and systemd for passing
notify messages.

The domain socket that runc creates is only writeable by the user
running runc however, so if the container has a different UID/GID
then nothing inside the container will be able to write to the socket.

The fix is to change the permissions of the notify listener socket to 0777.

Signed-off-by: Joe Burianek <>
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jburianek committed May 7, 2019
1 parent 70bc4cd commit 7a9ffa897f1a9c1e4bac6bd9b5986696e77348ef
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  1. +7 −0 notify_socket.go
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ import (

@@ -60,6 +61,12 @@ func (s *notifySocket) setupSocket() error {
return err

err = os.Chmod(s.socketPath, 0777)
if err != nil {
return err

s.socket = socket
return nil

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