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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Capabilities, this time in elf section
Richard Gooch writes:
> Albert D. Cahalan writes:
>> David L. Parsley writes:
>>> Now, I have a suggestion that should apply equally to either solution; it
>>> could be possible to specify in a mount option masks for permitted and
>>> inheritable. This would limit the actual capabilites the mount would
>>> honor. This could be nice for either implementation.
>> This is great. It can not be supported by Richard Gooch's system though.
>> I suppose one could scan the filesystem and then remount it.
> Sorry, I don't see why not.

You wanted to insert code into the executable that would check for
a capabilites section, instead of letting the kernel do the job.

The kernel knows what the mount options were. Userspace has little
clue what they were. You could add a system call for that or hope
that /etc/mtab has the data you need. Both options are crummy.

Your solution offers full support on old kernels, but that breaks
if you add a system call to check the mount options.

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