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Subject[patch 055/100] cap_prctl: dont set error to 0 at no_change
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
From: Serge E. Hallyn <>

upstream commit: 5bf37ec3e0f5eb79f23e024a7fbc8f3557c087f0

One-liner: capsh --print is broken without this patch.

In certain cases, cap_prctl returns error > 0 for success. However,
the 'no_change' label was always setting error to 0. As a result,
for example, 'prctl(CAP_BSET_READ, N)' would always return 0.
It should return 1 if a process has N in its bounding set (as
by default it does).
I'm keeping the no_change label even though it's now functionally
the same as 'error'.

Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <>
Acked-by: David Howells <>
Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>
security/commoncap.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -916,7 +916,6 @@ changed:
return commit_creds(new);

- error = 0;
return error;

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