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authorEric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>2011-11-17 01:32:59 -0800
committerEric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>2012-04-26 02:00:59 -0700
commit783291e6900292521a3895583785e0c04a56c5b3 (patch)
tree9dd368a25ea61b5913646b1d93ec99e865c058ba /security/commoncap.c
parentuserns: Disassociate user_struct from the user_namespace. (diff)
userns: Simplify the user_namespace by making userns->creator a kuid.
- Transform userns->creator from a user_struct reference to a simple kuid_t, kgid_t pair. In cap_capable this allows the check to see if we are the creator of a namespace to become the classic suser style euid permission check. This allows us to remove the need for a struct cred in the mapping functions and still be able to dispaly the user namespace creators uid and gid as 0. - Remove the now unnecessary delayed_work in free_user_ns. All that is left for free_user_ns to do is to call kmem_cache_free and put_user_ns. Those functions can be called in any context so call them directly from free_user_ns removing the need for delayed work. Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/commoncap.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index 435d074853f3..f2399d8afbe0 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -76,8 +76,9 @@ int cap_capable(const struct cred *cred, struct user_namespace *targ_ns,
int cap, int audit)
for (;;) {
- /* The creator of the user namespace has all caps. */
- if (targ_ns != &init_user_ns && targ_ns->creator == cred->user)
+ /* The owner of the user namespace has all caps. */
+ if (targ_ns != &init_user_ns && uid_eq(targ_ns->owner,
+ make_kuid(cred->user_ns, cred->euid)))
return 0;
/* Do we have the necessary capabilities? */