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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:44:52 +1100 (AEDT)
From: James Morris <james.l.morris@...cle.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 next 0/5] Improve Module autoloading infrastructure

On Mon, 27 Nov 2017, Kees Cook wrote:

> >         if (WARN_ON_ONCE(!capable(CAP_SYS_MODULE) ||
> >                          !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN) ||
> >                          !capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN) ||
> >                          !unprivileged_autoload(module_name)))

(Side note: the capable() calls would ideally come after the whitelist 
check).

> We have some of this already with the module prefixes. Doing this
> per-module would need to be exported to userspace, I think. It'd be
> way too fragile sitting in the kernel.

What about writing a whitelist to /proc (per-task) or /sys/fs (global) ?

The per-task whitelist is inherited from the global one by default, or 
from a parent process if it's been modified in the parent.


-- 
James Morris
<james.l.morris@...cle.com>

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