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Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:36:51 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <segooon@...il.com>
To: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: How to temporary change 'current' (task)

Hi,

I wonder whether there is a simple way to temporary switch 'current' to
another task and then switch it back with minimum side effects?  I need
it to call "reversed" ptrace_may_access() with swapped current and
target task.  Introducing ptrace_task_may_access_me() would produce too
much noise in LSM (it also needs reversed security_ptrace_access_check()),
which is too loud for my needs.

Specifically, I need it to filter taskstats and proc connector requests
for a restriction of getting other processes' information:

http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1155354

As the check is handled in the context of the ptrace target process,
ptrace_may_access() doesn't fit my needs.

Thanks,

-- 
Vasiliy

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