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Date:   Tue, 19 May 2020 11:03:52 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        Greg Ungerer <gerg@...ux-m68k.org>,
        Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>,
        Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@...mail.de>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Casey Schaufler <casey@...aufler-ca.com>,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
        James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
        "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@...lyn.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/8] exec: Teach prepare_exec_creds how exec treats
 uids & gids

On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 07:29:41PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> 
> It is almost possible to use the result of prepare_exec_creds with no
> modifications during exec.  Update prepare_exec_creds to initialize
> the suid and the fsuid to the euid, and the sgid and the fsgid to the
> egid.  This is all that is needed to handle the common case of exec
> when nothing special like a setuid exec is happening.
> 
> That this preserves the existing behavior of exec can be verified
> by examing bprm_fill_uid and cap_bprm_set_creds.

Yup, agreed.

> This change makes it clear that the later parts of exec that
> update bprm->cred are just need to handle special cases such
> as setuid exec and change of domains.

One question, though: why add this, since the repeat calling of the caps
LSM hook will do this? Is there a call ordering change here, or is this
just to make the new LSM hook more robust?

Regardless, this looks correct, if perhaps redundant. :)

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>

-- 
Kees Cook

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