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SubjectRe: Fork Bombing Patch
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On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 11:54 +0530, Anand Jahagirdar wrote:
> Hello All
> I have searched for Maintainers List to get the correct
> Maintainer for my patch. But i am not getting exact maintainer to
> which i should forward my patch. Will any body please tell me,to which
> maintainer i should forward my patch for its inclusion?
>
> Summery of the Patch:
>
> This patch Warns the administrator about the fork bombing attack
> (whenever any user is crossing its process limit). I have used
> printk_ratelimit function in this patch. This function helps to
> prevent flooding of syslog and prints message as per the values set by
> root user in following files:-
>
> 1) /proc/sys/kernel/printk_ratelimit:- This file contains value for,
> how many times message should be printed in syslog.
>
> 2) /proc/sys/kernel/printk_ratelimit_burst: - This file contains value
> for, after how much time message should be repeated.
>
> This patch is really helpful for administrator/root user from security
> point of view. They can take action against attacker by looking at
> syslog messages related with fork bombing attack.
>
> Added comments will definitely help developers.
>
> Signed-Off-by: Anand Jahagirdar <anandjigar@gmail.com>
>
> Index: root/Desktop/a1/linux-2.6.17.tar.bz2_FILES/linux-2.6.17/kernel/fork.c
> ===================================================================
> --- root.orig/Desktop/a1/linux-2.6.17.tar.bz2_FILES/linux-2.6.17/kernel/fork.c 2007-06-26 20:40:06.000000000 +0530
> +++ root/Desktop/a1/linux-2.6.17.tar.bz2_FILES/linux-2.6.17/kernel/fork.c 2007-06-26 20:41:41.000000000 +0530
> @@ -957,12 +957,19 @@
>
> retval = -EAGAIN;
>
> -
> + /*
> + * following code does not allow Non Root User to cross its process
> + * limit and it alerts administrator about user Nearing the process limit.
> + */
> +

Please do not add comments inside functions. The printk() is self-descriptive, anyway.

> if (atomic_read(&p->user->processes) >= p->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_NPROC].rlim_cur)
> if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN) && !capable(CAP_SYS_RESOURCE) &&
> - p->user != &root_user)
> + p->user != &root_user) {
> + if (printk_ratelimit())
> + printk(KERN_WARNING "User with uid %u is Nearing the process limit\n",p->user->uid);
> +
> goto bad_fork_free;
> -
> + }
>
> atomic_inc(&p->user->__count);
> atomic_inc(&p->user->processes);

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