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authorSerge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>2009-11-23 16:21:30 -0600
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2009-11-24 15:06:47 +1100
commitb3a222e52e4d4be77cc4520a57af1a4a0d8222d1 (patch)
tree1c3d5df529a404636b996ef39c991c9b8813aa12 /security
parent0bce95279909aa4cc401a2e3140b4295ca22e72a (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-b3a222e52e4d4be77cc4520a57af1a4a0d8222d1.tar.gz
remove CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES compile option
As far as I know, all distros currently ship kernels with default CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES=y. Since having the option on leaves a 'no_file_caps' option to boot without file capabilities, the main reason to keep the option is that turning it off saves you (on my s390x partition) 5k. In particular, vmlinux sizes came to: without patch fscaps=n: 53598392 without patch fscaps=y: 53603406 with this patch applied: 53603342 with the security-next tree. Against this we must weigh the fact that there is no simple way for userspace to figure out whether file capabilities are supported, while things like per-process securebits, capability bounding sets, and adding bits to pI if CAP_SETPCAP is in pE are not supported with SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES=n, leaving a bit of a problem for applications wanting to know whether they can use them and/or why something failed. It also adds another subtly different set of semantics which we must maintain at the risk of severe security regressions. So this patch removes the SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES compile option. It drops the kernel size by about 50k over the stock SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES=y kernel, by removing the cap_limit_ptraced_target() function. Changelog: Nov 20: remove cap_limit_ptraced_target() as it's logic was ifndef'ed. Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: Andrew G. Morgan" <morgan@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
-rw-r--r--security/Kconfig9
-rw-r--r--security/commoncap.c72
2 files changed, 2 insertions, 79 deletions
diff --git a/security/Kconfig b/security/Kconfig
index 95cc08913ca..226b9556b25 100644
--- a/security/Kconfig
+++ b/security/Kconfig
@@ -91,15 +91,6 @@ config SECURITY_PATH
implement pathname based access controls.
If you are unsure how to answer this question, answer N.
-config SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
- bool "File POSIX Capabilities"
- default n
- help
- This enables filesystem capabilities, allowing you to give
- binaries a subset of root's powers without using setuid 0.
-
- If in doubt, answer N.
-
config INTEL_TXT
bool "Enable Intel(R) Trusted Execution Technology (Intel(R) TXT)"
depends on HAVE_INTEL_TXT
diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index 45b87af4ae5..f800fdb3de9 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -173,7 +173,6 @@ int cap_capget(struct task_struct *target, kernel_cap_t *effective,
*/
static inline int cap_inh_is_capped(void)
{
-#ifdef CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
/* they are so limited unless the current task has the CAP_SETPCAP
* capability
@@ -181,7 +180,6 @@ static inline int cap_inh_is_capped(void)
if (cap_capable(current, current_cred(), CAP_SETPCAP,
SECURITY_CAP_AUDIT) == 0)
return 0;
-#endif
return 1;
}
@@ -239,8 +237,6 @@ static inline void bprm_clear_caps(struct linux_binprm *bprm)
bprm->cap_effective = false;
}
-#ifdef CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
-
/**
* cap_inode_need_killpriv - Determine if inode change affects privileges
* @dentry: The inode/dentry in being changed with change marked ATTR_KILL_PRIV
@@ -421,49 +417,6 @@ out:
return rc;
}
-#else
-int cap_inode_need_killpriv(struct dentry *dentry)
-{
- return 0;
-}
-
-int cap_inode_killpriv(struct dentry *dentry)
-{
- return 0;
-}
-
-int get_vfs_caps_from_disk(const struct dentry *dentry, struct cpu_vfs_cap_data *cpu_caps)
-{
- memset(cpu_caps, 0, sizeof(struct cpu_vfs_cap_data));
- return -ENODATA;
-}
-
-static inline int get_file_caps(struct linux_binprm *bprm, bool *effective)
-{
- bprm_clear_caps(bprm);
- return 0;
-}
-#endif
-
-/*
- * Determine whether a exec'ing process's new permitted capabilities should be
- * limited to just what it already has.
- *
- * This prevents processes that are being ptraced from gaining access to
- * CAP_SETPCAP, unless the process they're tracing already has it, and the
- * binary they're executing has filecaps that elevate it.
- *
- * Returns 1 if they should be limited, 0 if they are not.
- */
-static inline int cap_limit_ptraced_target(void)
-{
-#ifndef CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
- if (capable(CAP_SETPCAP))
- return 0;
-#endif
- return 1;
-}
-
/**
* cap_bprm_set_creds - Set up the proposed credentials for execve().
* @bprm: The execution parameters, including the proposed creds
@@ -523,9 +476,8 @@ skip:
new->euid = new->uid;
new->egid = new->gid;
}
- if (cap_limit_ptraced_target())
- new->cap_permitted = cap_intersect(new->cap_permitted,
- old->cap_permitted);
+ new->cap_permitted = cap_intersect(new->cap_permitted,
+ old->cap_permitted);
}
new->suid = new->fsuid = new->euid;
@@ -739,7 +691,6 @@ int cap_task_fix_setuid(struct cred *new, const struct cred *old, int flags)
return 0;
}
-#ifdef CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
/*
* Rationale: code calling task_setscheduler, task_setioprio, and
* task_setnice, assumes that
@@ -820,22 +771,6 @@ static long cap_prctl_drop(struct cred *new, unsigned long cap)
return 0;
}
-#else
-int cap_task_setscheduler (struct task_struct *p, int policy,
- struct sched_param *lp)
-{
- return 0;
-}
-int cap_task_setioprio (struct task_struct *p, int ioprio)
-{
- return 0;
-}
-int cap_task_setnice (struct task_struct *p, int nice)
-{
- return 0;
-}
-#endif
-
/**
* cap_task_prctl - Implement process control functions for this security module
* @option: The process control function requested
@@ -866,7 +801,6 @@ int cap_task_prctl(int option, unsigned long arg2, unsigned long arg3,
error = !!cap_raised(new->cap_bset, arg2);
goto no_change;
-#ifdef CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
case PR_CAPBSET_DROP:
error = cap_prctl_drop(new, arg2);
if (error < 0)
@@ -917,8 +851,6 @@ int cap_task_prctl(int option, unsigned long arg2, unsigned long arg3,
error = new->securebits;
goto no_change;
-#endif /* def CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES */
-
case PR_GET_KEEPCAPS:
if (issecure(SECURE_KEEP_CAPS))
error = 1;