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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH v2] procfs: Always expose /proc/<pid>/map_files/ and make it readable
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:47:31PM +0200, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 07:15:44PM -0800, Calvin Owens wrote:
> > Currently, /proc/<pid>/map_files/ is restricted to CAP_SYS_ADMIN, and
> > is only exposed if CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE is set. This interface
> > is very useful for enumerating the files mapped into a process when
> > the more verbose information in /proc/<pid>/maps is not needed.
> >
> > This patch moves the folder out from behind CHECKPOINT_RESTORE, and
> > removes the CAP_SYS_ADMIN restrictions. Following the links requires
> > the ability to ptrace the process in question, so this doesn't allow
> > an attacker to do anything they couldn't already do before.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@fb.com>
>
> Cc +linux-api@

Looks good to me, thanks! Though I would really appreciate if someone
from security camp take a look as well.


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