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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] sysfs: Only accept read/write permissions for file attributes
On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 09:13:12AM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:44:01AM -0500, Vivien Didelot wrote:
> > Hi Guenter,
> >
> [ ... ]
> >
> > > Anyway, my goal was to keep things simple. Taking some bits from the default
> > > and others from the return value of the is_visible function isn't simple,
> > > even more so since your code would require the is_visible function to mask
> > > out SYSFS_PREALLOC to avoid the warning.
> >
> > While I'm still not sure about the consequences of flipping this SYSFS_PREALLOC
> > bit at runtime, I do agree with your goal.
> >
> > Then to keep it simple, the scope of is_visible could be limited to any bit
> > allowed at attribute declaration (using *_ATTR* macros). The compile-time check
> > macro VERIFY_OCTAL_PERMISSIONS() allows any bit but S_IWOTH. The scope can be
> > SYSFS_PREALLOC | 0775. (or 0664 if we want to avoid executables as well.)
> >
> > [ This will prevent some follow-up patches "avoid world-writable sysfs files".
> > In the future, we may want a runtime equivalent of VERIFY_OCTAL_PERMISSIONS. ]
> >
> 0775 and 0664 are both fine with me, with a preference for 0664. Before I
> resubmit - Greg, any preference from your side ?

I don't have the time to look at them this week, so feel free to fix up
what you know about and resend and I will get to them as soon as I can.

thanks,

greg k-h


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