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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:45:20 -0700
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Cc: Balbir Singh <>, Shailabh Nagar <>,,, 
	Eric Paris <>, Stephen Wilson <>, 
	KOSAKI Motohiro <>, David Rientjes <>, 
	Andrew Morton <>, Balbir Singh <>,
Subject: Re: [Security] [PATCH 2/2] taskstats: restrict access to user

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Vasiliy Kulikov <> wrote:
> Shouldn't it simply protect taskstats_user_cmd()?  You may still poll

Yeah, I wondered where I'd really want to hook it in, that was the
other option.

However, one thing that I'm currently independently asking some
networking people is whether that patch guarantees anything at all: is
the netlink command even guaranteed to be run in the same context as
the person sending it?

After all, it comes in as a packet of data.  How synchronous is the
genetlink thing guaranteed to be in the first place?

IOW, are *any* of those "check current capabilities/euid" approaches
really guaranteed to be valid? Are they valid today, will they
necessarily be valid in a year?


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