[PATCH v3] openvswitch: allow management from inside user namespaces

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Thu Feb 11 14:53:45 UTC 2016

From: Tycho Andersen <tycho.andersen at canonical.com>
Date: Fri,  5 Feb 2016 09:20:52 -0700

> Operations with the GENL_ADMIN_PERM flag fail permissions checks because
> this flag means we call netlink_capable, which uses the init user ns.
> Instead, let's introduce a new flag, GENL_UNS_ADMIN_PERM for operations
> which should be allowed inside a user namespace.
> The motivation for this is to be able to run openvswitch in unprivileged
> containers. I've tested this and it seems to work, but I really have no
> idea about the security consequences of this patch, so thoughts would be
> much appreciated.
> v2: use the GENL_UNS_ADMIN_PERM flag instead of a check in each function
> v3: use separate ifs for UNS_ADMIN_PERM and ADMIN_PERM, instead of one
>     massive one
> Reported-by: James Page <james.page at canonical.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tycho Andersen <tycho.andersen at canonical.com>

Applied, thanks.

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