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@ 2008-10-31 14:03 Serge E. Hallyn
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From: Serge E. Hallyn @ 2008-10-31 14:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linus Torvalds
  Cc: lkml, Andrew G. Morgan, dhowells, Andrew Morton, chrisw,

(Sorry, resending as I seemed to have dropped lkml from the headers on
yesterday's post)

>From c7b9b5534182566b4526e6a5bd4641bd0ae99676 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Serge Hallyn <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:52:23 -0500
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] file caps: always start with clear bprm->caps_*

While Linux doesn't honor setuid on scripts.  However, it mistakenly
behaves differently for file capabilities.

This patch fixes that behavior by making sure that get_file_caps()
begins with empty bprm->caps_*.  That way when a script is loaded,
its bprm->caps_* may be filled when binfmt_misc calls prepare_binprm(),
but they will be cleared again when binfmt_elf calls prepare_binprm()
next to read the interpreter's file capabilities.

Signed-off-by: Serge Hallyn <>
Acked-by: David Howells <>
Acked-by: Andrew G. Morgan <>
 security/commoncap.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index 399bfdb..3976613 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -279,10 +279,10 @@ static int get_file_caps(struct linux_binprm *bprm)
 	struct vfs_cap_data vcaps;
 	struct inode *inode;
-	if (bprm->file->f_vfsmnt->mnt_flags & MNT_NOSUID) {
-		bprm_clear_caps(bprm);
+	bprm_clear_caps(bprm);
+	if (bprm->file->f_vfsmnt->mnt_flags & MNT_NOSUID)
 		return 0;
-	}
 	dentry = dget(bprm->file->f_dentry);
 	inode = dentry->d_inode;

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