Hi,Are you sure that this patch changed the behavior?
we have been contacted by our partner about the following permission
1. Create a shared memory segment with permissions 600 with user A using
shmget(key, 1024, 0600 | IPC_CREAT)
2. ipcs -m should return an output as follows:
------ Shared Memory Segments --------
key shmid owner perms bytes nattch status
0x58b74326 759562241 A 600 1024 0
3. Try to read the metadata with shmctl(0, SHM_STAT,...) as user B.
4. shmctl will return -EACCES
The supper set information provided by shmctl can be retrieved by
reading /proc/sysvipc/shm which does not require read permissions
because it is 444.
It seems that the discrepancy is there since ae7817745eef ("[PATCH] ipc:
add generic struct ipc_ids seq_file iteration") when the proc interface
has been introduced. The changelog is really modest on information or
intention but I suspect this just got overlooked during review. SHM_STAT
has always been about read permission and it is explicitly documented