[PATCH 6/7] user namespaces: convert all capable checks in kernel/sys.c

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at canonical.com
Mon Jan 10 14:56:42 PST 2011


Quoting Bastian Blank (bastian at waldi.eu.org):
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 09:14:07PM +0000, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > -	if (pcred->uid  != cred->euid &&
> > -	    pcred->euid != cred->euid && !capable(CAP_SYS_NICE)) {
> > +	if (pcred->user->user_ns != cred->user->user_ns &&
> > +	    pcred->uid  != cred->euid &&
> > +	    pcred->euid != cred->euid &&
> > +	    !ns_capable(pcred->user->user_ns, CAP_SYS_NICE)) {
> 
> I don't think this is correct. This would not error out if the both
> userns are the same. Because the same patern (check uid if same userns,
> otherwise only capability) shows up in several parts of the code, maybe
> this should be factored out.

Yes, I'm really not sure what I was thinking here.  Thanks!

> > @@ -496,7 +498,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(setregid, gid_t, rgid, gid_t, egid)
> >  	if (rgid != (gid_t) -1) {
> >  		if (old->gid == rgid ||
> >  		    old->egid == rgid ||
> > -		    capable(CAP_SETGID))
> > +		    ns_capable(current_user_ns(), CAP_SETGID))
> 
> Would it not possible to add another function (nsown_capable?) that
> checks against the own userns?

Good idea, I'll add that one.

thanks,
-serge


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