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Subject[PATCH] kernel: make /proc/kallsyms mode 400 to reduce ease of attacking

Hi,

Making /proc/kallsyms readable only for root makes it harder
for attackers to write generic kernel exploits by removing
one source of knowledge where things are in the kernel.

Signed-off-by: Marcus Meissner <meissner@suse.de>
---
kernel/kallsyms.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/kernel/kallsyms.c b/kernel/kallsyms.c
index 6f6d091..a8db257 100644
--- a/kernel/kallsyms.c
+++ b/kernel/kallsyms.c
@@ -546,7 +546,7 @@ static const struct file_operations kallsyms_operations = {

static int __init kallsyms_init(void)
{
- proc_create("kallsyms", 0444, NULL, &kallsyms_operations);
+ proc_create("kallsyms", 0400, NULL, &kallsyms_operations);
return 0;
}
device_initcall(kallsyms_init);
--
1.7.1


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