Re: [RFC] namei: prevent sgid-hardlinks for unmapped gids

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Wed Nov 04 2015 - 13:00:22 EST

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:58 PM, Willy Tarreau <w@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 03:29:55PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>> Using "write" does kill the set-gid bit. I haven't looked at
>> why.
>> Al or anyone else, is there a meaningful distinction here?
> I remember this one, I got caught once while trying to put a shell into
> a suid-writable file to get some privileges someone forgot to offer me :-)
> It's done by should_remove_suid() which is called upon write() and truncate().
>> Should the
>> mmap MAP_SHARED-write trigger the loss of the set-gid bit too? While
>> holding the file open with either open or mmap, I get a Text-in-use
>> error, so I would kind of expect the same behavior between either
>> close() and munmap(). I wonder if this is a bug, and if so, then your
>> link patch is indeed useful again. :)
> I don't see how this could be done with mmap(). Maybe we have a way to know
> when the first write is performed via this path, I have no idea.

do_wp_page might be a decent bet.

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