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Date:	Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:22:48 -0700
From:	Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
To:	David Drysdale <drysdale@...gle.com>
Cc:	LSM List <linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
	Meredydd Luff <meredydd@...atehouse.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
	James Morris <james.l.morris@...cle.com>,
	Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] man-pages: open.2: describe O_BENEATH_ONLY flag

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM, David Drysdale <drysdale@...gle.com> wrote:
> Signed-off-by: David Drysdale <drysdale@...gle.com>
> ---
>  man2/open.2 | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>  1 file changed, 31 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/man2/open.2 b/man2/open.2
> index 3824ab5be1f0..ba0da01c1a4f 100644
> --- a/man2/open.2
> +++ b/man2/open.2
> @@ -713,7 +713,7 @@ in a fully formed state (using
>  as described above).
>  .RE
>  .IP
> -.B O_TMPFILE
> +.B O_TMPFILE " (since Linux 3.??)"
>  requires support by the underlying filesystem;
>  only a subset of Linux filesystems provide that support.
>  In the initial implementation, support was provided in
> @@ -723,6 +723,31 @@ XFS support was added
>  .\" commit ab29743117f9f4c22ac44c13c1647fb24fb2bafe
>  in Linux 3.15.
>  .TP
> +.B O_BENEATH_ONLY
> +Ensure that the
> +.I pathname
> +is beneath the current working directory (for
> +.BR open (2))
> +or the
> +.I dirfd
> +(for
> +.BR openat (2)).
> +If the
> +.I pathname
> +is absolute or contains a path component of "..", the
> +.BR open ()
> +fails with the error
> +.BR EACCES.
> +This occurs even if ".." path component would not actually
> +escape the original directory; for example, a
> +.I pathname
> +of "subdir/../filename" would be rejected.
> +Path components that are symbolic links to absolute paths, or that are
> +relative paths containing a ".." component, are cause the

"are cause" is a typo.  Do you mean "will also cause"?

--Andy
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