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Date:	Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:47:20 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] don't allow CAP_NET_ADMIN to load non-netdev kernel

From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:14:14 +0300

> Since a8f80e8ff94ecba629542d9b4b5f5a8ee3eb565c any process with
> CAP_NET_ADMIN may load any module from /lib/modules/.  This doesn't mean
> that CAP_NET_ADMIN is a superset of CAP_SYS_MODULE as modules are limited
> to /lib/modules/**.  However, CAP_NET_ADMIN capability shouldn't allow
> anybody load any module not related to networking.

Why go through this naming change, which does break things, instead of
simply adding a capability mask tag or similar to modules somehow.  You
could stick it into a special elf section or similar.

Doesn't that make tons more sense than this?
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