security: filesystem capabilities: fix CAP_SETPCAP handling
Andrew G. Morgan [Fri, 4 Jul 2008 16:59:59 +0000 (09:59 -0700)]
The filesystem capability support meaning for CAP_SETPCAP is less powerful
than the non-filesystem capability support.  As such, when filesystem
capabilities are configured, we should not permit CAP_SETPCAP to 'enhance'
the current process through strace manipulation of a child process.

Signed-off-by: Andrew G. Morgan <morgan@kernel.org>
Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

security/commoncap.c

index 5edabc7..33d3433 100644 (file)
@@ -103,10 +103,16 @@ static inline int cap_inh_is_capped(void)
        return (cap_capable(current, CAP_SETPCAP) != 0);
 }
 
+static inline int cap_limit_ptraced_target(void) { return 1; }
+
 #else /* ie., ndef CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES */
 
 static inline int cap_block_setpcap(struct task_struct *t) { return 0; }
 static inline int cap_inh_is_capped(void) { return 1; }
+static inline int cap_limit_ptraced_target(void)
+{
+       return !capable(CAP_SETPCAP);
+}
 
 #endif /* def CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES */
 
@@ -342,9 +348,10 @@ void cap_bprm_apply_creds (struct linux_binprm *bprm, int unsafe)
                                bprm->e_uid = current->uid;
                                bprm->e_gid = current->gid;
                        }
-                       if (!capable (CAP_SETPCAP)) {
-                               new_permitted = cap_intersect (new_permitted,
-                                                       current->cap_permitted);
+                       if (cap_limit_ptraced_target()) {
+                               new_permitted =
+                                       cap_intersect(new_permitted,
+                                                     current->cap_permitted);
                        }
                }
        }