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Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:29:19 -0400
From: Matt Brown <matt@...tt.com>
To: Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc: jmorris@...ei.org, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
 linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
 kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] added SECURITY_TIOCSTI_RESTRICT kernel config

On 04/17/2017 02:50 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 02:07:03AM -0400, Matt Brown wrote:
>> adding the kernel config SECURITY_TIOCSTI_RESTRICT in order to allow
>> the user to restrict unprivileged command injection using TIOCSTI
>> tty ioctls
>
> "unpriviledged command injection"?  That sounds a bit "odd", don't you
> think?
>
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Matt Brown <matt@...tt.com>
>> ---
>>  security/Kconfig | 12 ++++++++++++
>>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/security/Kconfig b/security/Kconfig
>> index 3ff1bf9..d757bcb 100644
>> --- a/security/Kconfig
>> +++ b/security/Kconfig
>> @@ -18,6 +18,18 @@ config SECURITY_DMESG_RESTRICT
>>
>>  	  If you are unsure how to answer this question, answer N.
>>
>> +config SECURITY_TIOCSTI_RESTRICT
>> +        bool "Restrict unprivileged use of tiocsti command injection"
>> +        default n
>> +        help
>> +	  This enforces restrictions on unprivileged users injecting commands
>> +	  into other processes in the same tty session using the TIOCSTI ioctl
>
> Tabs and spaces?
>

Sorry about that. Used the wrong vimrc for part of the Kconfig. Will
fix in updated patch.

> Since tty sessions are usually separated by different users, how would
> they have the same one and yet need something like this?
>
> Also, why not put this in the tty config section?
>
> And finally, this patch on its own doesn't do anything :(
>

I will take your input, update my code, and resubmit as a single
patch.

> thanks,
>
> greg k-h
>

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