[PATCH 4/9] allow killing tasks in your own or child userns

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Fri Feb 18 15:59:21 PST 2011


On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:03:25 +0000
"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge at hallyn.com> wrote:

>  /*
> + * called with RCU read lock from check_kill_permission()
> + */
> +static inline int kill_ok_by_cred(struct task_struct *t)
> +{
> +	const struct cred *cred = current_cred();
> +	const struct cred *tcred = __task_cred(t);
> +
> +	if (cred->user->user_ns == tcred->user->user_ns &&
> +	    (cred->euid == tcred->suid ||
> +	     cred->euid == tcred->uid ||
> +	     cred->uid  == tcred->suid ||
> +	     cred->uid  == tcred->uid))
> +		return 1;
> +
> +	if (ns_capable(tcred->user->user_ns, CAP_KILL))
> +		return 1;
> +
> +	return 0;
> +}

The compiler will inline this for us.

> +/*
>   * Bad permissions for sending the signal
>   * - the caller must hold the RCU read lock
>   */
>  static int check_kill_permission(int sig, struct siginfo *info,
>  				 struct task_struct *t)
>  {
> -	const struct cred *cred, *tcred;
>  	struct pid *sid;
>  	int error;
>  
> @@ -656,14 +676,8 @@ static int check_kill_permission(int sig, struct siginfo *info,
>  	if (error)
>  		return error;
>  
> -	cred = current_cred();
> -	tcred = __task_cred(t);
>  	if (!same_thread_group(current, t) &&
> -	    (cred->euid ^ tcred->suid) &&
> -	    (cred->euid ^ tcred->uid) &&
> -	    (cred->uid  ^ tcred->suid) &&
> -	    (cred->uid  ^ tcred->uid) &&
> -	    !capable(CAP_KILL)) {
> +	    !kill_ok_by_cred(t)) {
>  		switch (sig) {
>  		case SIGCONT:
>  			sid = task_session(t);



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