[RFC PATCH 2/2] capabilities: allow nice if we are privileged

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 23 18:18:53 UTC 2013


We allow task A to change B's nice level if it has a supserset of
B's privileges, or of it has CAP_SYS_NICE.  Also allow it if A has
CAP_SYS_NICE with respect to B - meaning it is root in the same
namespace, or it created B's namespace.

Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at canonical.com>
---
 security/commoncap.c |    8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index d78b003..ef98b56 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -768,16 +768,16 @@ int cap_task_fix_setuid(struct cred *new, const struct cred *old, int flags)
  */
 static int cap_safe_nice(struct task_struct *p)
 {
-	int is_subset;
+	int is_subset, ret = 0;
 
 	rcu_read_lock();
 	is_subset = cap_issubset(__task_cred(p)->cap_permitted,
 				 current_cred()->cap_permitted);
+	if (!is_subset && !ns_capable(__task_cred(p)->user_ns, CAP_SYS_NICE))
+		ret = -EPERM;
 	rcu_read_unlock();
 
-	if (!is_subset && !capable(CAP_SYS_NICE))
-		return -EPERM;
-	return 0;
+	return ret;
 }
 
 /**
-- 
1.7.9.5



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