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Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 22:08:06 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: [RFC v1] procfs mount options

On Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 00:10 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> > Process A with UID=1000 opens /proc/123/, while 123 has UID=1000.
> > 
> > 123 exec's setuid binary, /proc/123/ becomes unaccessible to A.
> > 
> > However, A still keeps the directory opened and may read its contents.
> Oh, this is a valid concern.  Please research this.  Perhaps there
> should be a may-ptrace check (or maybe more than one).

This is similar to CVE-2011-1020:

The proposed solution for separate procfs files is implementing
additional runtime checks (besides POSIX perms), however, it probably
doesn't scale for the whole PID directory.

Will try to invent some simple way to deal with it.


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