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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] man-pages: cap_rights_limit.2: limit FD rights for Capsicum
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM, David Drysdale <drysdale@google.com> wrote:
> Signed-off-by: David Drysdale <drysdale@google.com>
> ---
> man2/cap_rights_limit.2 | 171 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 171 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 man2/cap_rights_limit.2
>
> diff --git a/man2/cap_rights_limit.2 b/man2/cap_rights_limit.2
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..3484ee1076aa
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/man2/cap_rights_limit.2
> @@ -0,0 +1,171 @@
> +.\"
> +.\" Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Robert N. M. Watson
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> +.\"
> +.TH CAP_RIGHTS_LIMIT 2 2014-05-07 "Linux" "Linux Programmer's Manual"
> +.SH NAME
> +cap_rights_limit \- limit Capsicum capability rights
> +.SH SYNOPSIS
> +.nf
> +.B #include <sys/capsicum.h>
> +.sp
> +.BI "int cap_rights_limit(int " fd ", const struct cap_rights *" rights ,
> +.BI " unsigned int " fcntls ,
> +.BI " int " nioctls ", unsigned int *" ioctls );

Am I missing the docs for struct cap_rights somewhere?

> +.SH DESCRIPTION
> +When a file descriptor is created by a function such as
> +.BR accept (2),
> +.BR accept4 (2),
> +.BR creat (2),
> +.BR epoll_create (2),
> +.BR eventfd (2),
> +.BR mq_open (2),
> +.BR open (2),
> +.BR openat (2),
> +.BR pdfork (2),
> +.BR pipe (2),
> +.BR pipe2 (2),
> +.BR signalfd (2),
> +.BR socket (2),
> +.BR socketpair (2)
> +or
> +.BR timerfd_create (2),
> +it implicitly has all Capsicum capability rights.
> +Those rights can be reduced (but never expanded) by using the
> +.BR cap_rights_limit ()
> +system call.
> +Once Capsicum capability rights are reduced, operations on the file descriptor
> +.I fd
> +will be limited to those permitted by the remainder of the arguments.
> +.PP
> +The
> +.I rights
> +argument describes the primary rights for the file descriptor, and
> +should be prepared using
> +.BR cap_rights_init (3)
> +family of functions. The complete list of primary rights can be found in the
> +.BR rights (7)
> +manual page.
> +.PP
> +If a file descriptor is granted the
> +.B CAP_FCNTL
> +primary capability right, the list of allowed
> +.BR fcntl (2)
> +commands can be selectively reduced (but never expanded) with the
> +.I fcntls
> +argument. The following flags may be specified in the
> +.I fcntls
> +argument:
> +.TP
> +.B CAP_FCNTL_GETFL
> +Permit
> +.B F_GETFL
> +command.
> +.TP
> +.B CAP_FCNTL_SETFL
> +Permit
> +.B F_SETFL
> +command.
> +.TP
> +.B CAP_FCNTL_GETOWN
> +Permit
> +.B F_GETOWN
> +command.
> +.TP
> +.B CAP_FCNTL_SETOWN
> +Permit
> +.B F_SETOWN
> +command.
> +.PP
> +A value of
> +.B CAP_FCNTL_ALL
> +for the
> +.I fcntls
> +argument leaves the set of allowed
> +.BR fcntl (2)
> +commands unchanged.

What about the locking fcntl operations? (Arguably the old crappy
POSIX lock operations should be flat-out disallowed on capability fds,
but I see nothing wrong with selectively allowing the new open file
description locks.)

--Andy


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