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SubjectRe: 2.6.25 Kernel - Problems with capabilities
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> On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 15:09:11 +0100 David <david@unsolicited.net> wrote:
> Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-04-19 at 19:43 +0100, David wrote:
> >
> >> I'm wondering if anyone might be able to help with a capability problem
> >> I've noticed with .25 My ntp daemon will no longer run as any non-root
> >> user, and after some investigation it seems that calls to prctl() are
> >> failing.
> >>
> >> CONFIG_SECURITY_CAPABILITIES=y , so this should work?
> >>
> >> System is 32 bit x86 based on a venerable SuSE 9.1 distro.
> >>
> >> Full .config is attached.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> David
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> > FWIW, ntpd runs just fine here as user ntp on both my P4 and Q6600 boxen
> > with opensuse 10.3.
> >
> > marge:..tmp/linux-2.6.25 # grep SECUR .config
> > CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_EXT3_FS_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_EXT4DEV_FS_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_NETWORK=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_NETWORK_XFRM=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_CAPABILITIES=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_DEFAULT_MMAP_MIN_ADDR=0
> > # CONFIG_SECURITY_SELINUX is not set
> > marge:..tmp/linux-2.6.25 # grep SECUR /xx
> > CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_EXT3_FS_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_REISERFS_FS_SECURITY=y
> > # CONFIG_XFS_SECURITY is not set
> > CONFIG_SECURITY=y
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_NETWORK=y
> > # CONFIG_SECURITY_NETWORK_XFRM is not set
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_CAPABILITIES=y
> > # CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES is not set
> > # CONFIG_SECURITY_ROOTPLUG is not set
> > CONFIG_SECURITY_DEFAULT_MMAP_MIN_ADDR=0
> >
> > I notice I have CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES set, and you don't. I
> > have not even the foggiest clue whether that has anything to do with the
> > price of tea in china though :)
> >
> I've just set
>
> CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES=y
> CONFIG_SECURITY_NETWORK_XFRM=y
>
> to no avail.. I still get
>
>
> 20 Apr 15:04:20 ntpd[15694]: cap_set_proc() failed to drop root
> privileges: Invalid argument
>
> after rebuild & reboot. No massive deal, I'll just run ntpd as root for
> now, but there's definitely something funny going on.
>
> Cheers
> David



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