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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] file capabilities: remove cap_task_kill() (-git)
Em Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:56:35 -0500
"Serge E. Hallyn" <> escreveu:

| (resending once against -git. I had sent against -stable in
| Without this patch,
| atd is broken at least on some distros.)
| The original justification for cap_task_kill() was as follows:
| check_kill_permission() does appropriate uid equivalence checks.
| However with file capabilities it becomes possible for an
| unprivileged user to execute a file with file capabilities
| resulting in a more privileged task with the same uid.
| However now that cap_task_kill() always returns 0 (permission
| granted) when p->uid==current->uid, the whole hook is worthless,
| and only likely to create more subtle problems in the corner cases
| where it might still be called but return -EPERM. Those cases
| are basically when uids are different but euid/suid is equivalent
| as per the check in check_kill_permission().
| One example of a still-broken application is 'at' for non-root users.
| This patch removes cap_task_kill().
| Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <>
| Acked-by: Andrew G. Morgan <>

I've tested the -stable patch (no time to test this one, but it's
exactly the same patch), not sure if this applies to this but...

Tested-by: Luiz Fernando N. Capitulino <>

Luiz Fernando N. Capitulino

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