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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/26] signal: Do not perform permission checks when sending pdeath_signal
On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Eric W. Biederman
<ebiederm@xmission.com> wrote:
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> As this is more permisssive there is no chance anything will break.

Actually, I do worry about the security issues here.

The thing is, the parent may be some system daemon that wants to catch
SIGCHLD, but we've used prctl and changed pdeath_signal to something
else (like SIGSEGV or something).

Do we really want to be able to kill a system daemon that we couldn't
use kill() on directly, just because that system daemon spawned us?

So I think those permission checks may actually be a good idea.
Although possibly they should be in prctl()..

Linus

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