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SubjectRe: [RFC v2] security: intoduce ptrace_task_may_access_current
Quoting Vasiliy Kulikov (segoon@openwall.com):
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:00 -0500, Serge Hallyn wrote:
> > > >diff --git a/kernel/capability.c b/kernel/capability.c
> > > >index 283c529..bc9b07f 100644
> > > >--- a/kernel/capability.c
> > > >+++ b/kernel/capability.c
> > > >@@ -356,6 +356,30 @@ bool capable(int cap)
> > > > }
> > > > EXPORT_SYMBOL(capable);
> > > >
> > > >+bool task_capable(struct task_struct *task, int cap)
> > > >+{
> > > >+ return ns_task_capable(task,&init_user_ns, cap);
> > > >+}
> > > >+EXPORT_SYMBOL(task_capable);
> > >
> > > Why do we keep adding things like task_capable? Can't we just stop
> > > adding non-lsm functions and just call the right LSM functions from
> > > now on? This is my original comments mostly directed at Serge. I'm
> > > to the point where I want to NAK anything new in kernel/capability.c
> > > (and yes, I know i'm guilty in the paste)
> > >
> > > >+bool ns_task_capable(struct task_struct *task, struct user_namespace *ns, int cap)
> >
> > Can you just use has_ns_capability() at the places where you wanted to
> > use your new ns_task_capable()? It won't set PF_SUPERPRIV, but you
> > can't set that on another task anyway IIRC.
>
> has_ns_capability() doesn't touch LSMs, but ns_task_capable() uses
> security_task_capable() which uses LSMs.

I don't understand what you mean by "doesn't touch LSMs."
has_ns_capability() uses security_real_capable() which calls
security_ops->capable().

The difference between 'has_capability' and 'capable' functions is
that the latter, as implied, have current as the subject, while
the former ask about another task.

-serge


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