Re: [rfc] fcntl: Add F_GETOWNER_UIDS option
From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Tue Mar 27 2012 - 18:46:20 EST
Quoting Cyrill Gorcunov (gorcunov@xxxxxxxxxx):
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:29:23PM +0000, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > Quoting Cyrill Gorcunov (gorcunov@xxxxxxxxxx):
> > > On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 05:25:34PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > > > user_ns_map_uid() should translate uid_t from one namespace to another,
> > > > in this case the namespace is the same.
> > > >
> > > > user_ns_map_uid(cred->user_ns, cred) must be the identical mapping,
> > > > no matter how we change the implementation.
> > > >
> > > > What I think you need is
> > > > user_ns_map_uid(current_user_ns(), filp->f_owner.cred), the only
> > > > problem is that f_owner.cred doesn't exist.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Hmm, I was confused by likely() in user_ns_map_uid. But indeed, I think
> > > you're so right. Is there some reason why we can't carry f_owner.cred
> > > pointer?
> > We would need that for this, yes. However, Eric is working on a new
> > patchset which changes the cross-userns uid mappings. I think it's
> > worth simply leaving a comment that this will need to be addressed,
> > and leave in the unconverted uid.
> Hi Serge, thanks for info. But if it will be unconverted uid, can't
> be there some security problem with that which I missed?
Noone is really using the user namespaces right now, but rather than
adding the cred (and refcounting concerns), my suggestion for now
would be to hardcode a check in modown() that current_user_ns() ==
I *did* have a patch in the past which added the cred to fown, but
no idea where it is right now...
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