[PATCH 1/2] signals: kill(-1) should only signal processes in the same namespace

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson daniel at hozac.com
Thu Jul 17 07:55:39 PDT 2008


While moving Linux-VServer to using pid namespaces, I noticed that
kill(-1) from inside a pid namespace is currently signalling every
process in the entire system, including processes that are otherwise
unreachable from the current process.

This patch fixes it by making sure that only processes which are in
the same pid namespace as current get signalled.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Hokka Zakrisson <daniel at hozac.com>

diff --git a/include/linux/pid_namespace.h b/include/linux/pid_namespace.h
index caff528..4cf41bd 100644
--- a/include/linux/pid_namespace.h
+++ b/include/linux/pid_namespace.h
@@ -40,6 +40,8 @@ static inline struct pid_namespace *get_pid_ns(struct 
pid_namespace *ns)
  extern struct pid_namespace *copy_pid_ns(unsigned long flags, struct 
pid_namespace *ns);
  extern void free_pid_ns(struct kref *kref);
  extern void zap_pid_ns_processes(struct pid_namespace *pid_ns);
+extern int task_in_pid_ns(struct task_struct *tsk,
+			  struct pid_namespace *pid_ns);

  static inline void put_pid_ns(struct pid_namespace *ns)
  {
@@ -72,6 +74,12 @@ static inline void zap_pid_ns_processes(struct 
pid_namespace *ns)
  {
  	BUG();
  }
+
+static inline int task_in_pid_ns(struct task_struct *tsk,
+				  struct pid_namespace *ns)
+{
+	return 1;
+}
  #endif /* CONFIG_PID_NS */

  static inline struct pid_namespace *task_active_pid_ns(struct 
task_struct *tsk)
diff --git a/kernel/pid_namespace.c b/kernel/pid_namespace.c
index 98702b4..3e71011 100644
--- a/kernel/pid_namespace.c
+++ b/kernel/pid_namespace.c
@@ -188,6 +188,26 @@ void zap_pid_ns_processes(struct pid_namespace *pid_ns)
  	return;
  }

+/*
+ * Checks whether tsk has a pid in the pid namespace ns.
+ * Must be called with tasklist_lock read-locked or under rcu_read_lock()
+ */
+int task_in_pid_ns(struct task_struct *tsk, struct pid_namespace *ns)
+{
+	struct pid *pid = task_pid(tsk);
+
+	if (!pid)
+		return 0;
+
+	if (pid->level < ns->level)
+		return 0;
+
+	if (pid->numbers[ns->level].ns != ns)
+		return 0;
+
+	return 1;
+}
+
  static __init int pid_namespaces_init(void)
  {
  	pid_ns_cachep = KMEM_CACHE(pid_namespace, SLAB_PANIC);
diff --git a/kernel/signal.c b/kernel/signal.c
index 6c0958e..93713a5 100644
--- a/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/kernel/signal.c
@@ -1145,7 +1145,8 @@ static int kill_something_info(int sig, struct 
siginfo *info, int pid)
  		struct task_struct * p;

  		for_each_process(p) {
-			if (p->pid > 1 && !same_thread_group(p, current)) {
+			if (p->pid > 1 && !same_thread_group(p, current) &&
+			    task_in_pid_ns(p, current->nsproxy->pid_ns)) {
  				int err = group_send_sig_info(sig, info, p);
  				++count;
  				if (err != -EPERM)
-- 
1.5.5.1


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