Re: Thoughts on tightening up user namespace creation
From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 17:41:27 EST
Quoting Andy Lutomirski (luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx):
> On Mar 7, 2016 10:06 PM, "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge.hallyn@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 07, 2016 at 09:15:25PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > > - Ubuntu requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN
> > No, it does not. It has temporarily re-added a sysctl which can enable
> > that behavior, but it's not set by default. The reason for providing it
> > is not a distrust of user namespaces in general, but because we're enabling
> > some bleeding edge patches which haven't been accepted upstream yet. Once
> > they're accepted upstream I expect that patch to be dropped again, unless
> > it has gone upstream.
> > Debian does afaik still have a version of a patch I'd originally written
> > before user namespaces were upstream which defaulted unprivileged userns
> > cloning to off. Did you mean Debian here?
> I meant Ubuntu 14.04, which I tested, possibly poorly.
Weird, 14.04 with the default kernel (3.13.0-79-generic #123-Ubuntu)
doesn't have the sysctl at all.