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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:15:54 +0200
From: Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Linux peer_cred Mischmasch


There seem to be some inconsistencies in the handling of peer credentials
on UNIX sockets. I checked kernel 3.15.1 and runtime-tested on a 3.11.10.

While maybe_add_creds() (via SOCK_PASSCRED) and scm_send()
(via unix_{stream,dgram}_sendmsg()) use the real UID,

cred_to_ucred() (via SO_PEERCRED) passes the EUID (this time
also kuid_munged()).

That should probably being consolidated and in particular its unclear
to me why one time you need kuid munging and onother time you dont.



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~ $_='print"\$_=\47$_\47;eval"';eval
~ - SuSE Security Team

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