On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 03:50:32PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Mon 17-10-16 11:39:49, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > 
> > During exec dumpable is cleared if the file that is being executed is
> > not readable by the user executing the file.  A bug in
> > ptrace_may_access allows reading the file if the executable happens to
> > enter into a subordinate user namespace (aka clone(CLONE_NEWUSER),
> > unshare(CLONE_NEWUSER), or setns(fd, CLONE_NEWUSER).
> > 
> > This problem is fixed with only necessary userspace breakage by adding
> > a user namespace owner to mm_struct, captured at the time of exec,
> > so it is clear in which user namespace CAP_SYS_PTRACE must be present
> > in to be able to safely give read permission to the executable.
> > 
> > The function ptrace_may_access is modified to verify that the ptracer
> > has CAP_SYS_ADMIN in task->mm->user_ns instead of task->cred->user_ns.
> > This ensures that if the task changes it's cred into a subordinate
> > user namespace it does not become ptraceable.
> I haven't studied your patch too deeply but one thing that immediately 
> raised a red flag was that mm might be shared between processes (aka
> thread groups).

You're conflating things. Threads always share memory, but sharing memory
doesn't imply being part of the same thread group.

> What prevents those two to sit in different user
> namespaces?

For thread groups: You can't change user namespace in a thread group
with more than one task.

For shared mm: Yeah, I think that could happen - but it doesn't matter.
The patch just needs the mm to determine the namespace in which the mm
was created, and that's always the same for tasks that share mm.

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