Add net_raw capability to android app

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Alexander Vilkov

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Jan 23, 2023, 12:15:19 PM1/23/23
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Hi,

I've created the native library for android app. And loading it by the System.loadLibrary(). Android app is a prebuilt application of the custom AOSP build. And the native lib is using RAW sockets under the hood. Right now I'm receiving error on socket creation in .cpp file due the lack of CAP_NET_RAW for the socket creation. 

I'm wondering how to give such accesses to the app to be able to launch sockets? In terms of AOSP. Maybe some manipulations of the Linux sepolicies have to be made?

Currently my app is placed as .apk file in out/product/.../MyApp/myapp.apk and the native lib in out/product/.../MyApp/lib/mylib.so 

Many thanks for the answers.

enh

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Jan 23, 2023, 12:29:12 PM1/23/23
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On Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 9:15 AM Alexander Vilkov <sasha.bt...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I've created the native library for android app. And loading it by the System.loadLibrary(). Android app is a prebuilt application of the custom AOSP build. And the native lib is using RAW sockets under the hood. Right now I'm receiving error on socket creation in .cpp file due the lack of CAP_NET_RAW for the socket creation. 

I'm wondering how to give such accesses to the app to be able to launch sockets? In terms of AOSP. Maybe some manipulations of the Linux sepolicies have to be made?

no, there's no supported way to do this for apps.

yes, if this is just for a custom build, you'd have to do something like that. (search for net_raw in the sepolicy files. you'll definitely need to read https://source.android.com/docs/security/features/selinux/device-policy if you haven't already. sepolicy is hard.)
 
Currently my app is placed as .apk file in out/product/.../MyApp/myapp.apk and the native lib in out/product/.../MyApp/lib/mylib.so 

Many thanks for the answers.

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