[PATCH v8 1/2] seccomp: add a return code to trap to userspace

Oleg Nesterov oleg at redhat.com
Fri Nov 30 10:17:51 UTC 2018

On 11/29, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> /*
>  * These should never be seen by user programs.  To return one of ERESTART*
>  * codes, signal_pending() MUST be set.  Note that ptrace can observe these
>  * at syscall exit tracing, but they will never be left for the debugged user
>  * process to see.
>  */
> #define ERESTARTSYS     512
> So basically, if you respond with -ERESTARTSYS with no signal pending, you'll
> leak it to userspace.


> It turns out this is already possible with
> SECCOMP_RET_TRAP (and probably ptrace alone,


> The question is: do we care?

I think we do not care, debugger can do anything with the tracee.


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