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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Reset current->pdeath_signal on SUID binary execution

>> the attached patch fixes a flaw in the "parent process death signal"
>> when executing SUID binaries. An unprivileged user may send arbitrary
>> signal to a child process even if it is running with higher privileges.
>> The idea to fix this issue is to reset pdeath_signal not only on fork,
>> but also on the execution of a SUID binary.
>> Michael, if we fix it this way, then the prctl() manual page should
>> reflect that behavior.
> the patch has been merged into 2.4 and 2.6, so the manual page needs an
> update at some point.

I see your patch at:

But it's not clear to me in which 2.4.x and 2.6.x versions the change occurred (it isn't in 2.6.23-rc3 -- is it scheduled
for 2.6.23-rc4?). Can you enlighten me?



>> From comments it seems that we have to also reset pdeath_signal inside
>> LSM when it comes to capability-raised executes, but I must admit that I
>> got lost there.
> No further comments for this one? I am not familiar enough with it.
> Regards
> Marcel

Michael Kerrisk
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