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From: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
To: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>,
	Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Aaron Jones <aaronmdjones@gmail.com>,
	LSM List <linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"Andrew G. Morgan" <morgan@kernel.org>,
	Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Austin S Hemmelgarn <ahferroin7@gmail.com>,
	Markku Savela <msa@moth.iki.fi>,
	Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] capabilities: Ambient capability set V2
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:09:05 -0600 (CST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.11.1503070907330.15173@gentwo.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150306200838.GA29198@mail.hallyn.com>

On Fri, 6 Mar 2015, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:

> > I think that's right.  fI doesn't set pI.
>
> Right.  The idea is that for the running binary to get capability x in its
> pP, its privileged ancestor must have set x in pI, and the binary itself
> must be trusted with x in fI.

The ancestor here is ambient_test and when it is run pI will not be set
despite the cap setting.

Therefore anything is spawns cannot have the inheritance bits set either.
This plainly does not make any sense whatsoever. If this is so as it seems
to be then we should be able to remove the inheritance bits because they
have no effect.



  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-07 15:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-02-26 22:14 Christoph Lameter
2015-03-01  4:44 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-02 15:43   ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-01 23:33 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-05 15:26   ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-05 17:13     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-05 18:41       ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-05 23:07         ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-03-06 15:47           ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-06 15:50       ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-06 16:34         ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-06 18:53           ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-06 19:02             ` Andy Lutomirski
2015-03-06 20:08               ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-07 15:09                 ` Christoph Lameter [this message]
2015-03-07 21:35                   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-09 12:05                     ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-09 14:36                       ` Serge E. Hallyn
     [not found]                         ` <CALQRfL4uG2v7SJWZhN2o=ARnSNLR9JAX6MMsCCsGaAz6JcZTsA@mail.gmail.com>
2015-03-10 15:47                           ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-07 15:06               ` Christoph Lameter
2015-03-07 21:35                 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2015-03-14 19:04 ` Pavel Machek

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