Re: Does MNT_LOCKED work as expected?

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Mon Sep 29 2014 - 19:32:57 EST

Andrey Wagin <avagin@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Hi All,
> I think I found a case, when MNT_LOCKED (5ff9d8a65ce8 "vfs: Lock in
> place mounts from more privileged users") doesn't help to hide
> overmounted parts from unprivileged users.

> The problem exists for mounts, which are not overmounted entirely. In
> such cases we can open a directory from a target mount, which is not
> overmounted. Then we do pivot_root to move all mounts in a temporary
> directory. At the final step we deatch all mounts from the temporary
> directory. After that all children mounts are umounted from the target
> mount and we can use our file descriptor to open files, which have
> been overmount before.
> Here is a example

I am looking at this now to make certain I am understand what you are
seeing but so far it looks like lazy unmounts allow you to bypass


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