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userns: Don't allow CLONE_NEWUSER | CLONE_FS

Don't allowing sharing the root directory with processes in a
different user namespace.  There doesn't seem to be any point, and to
allow it would require the overhead of putting a user namespace
reference in fs_struct (for permission checks) and incrementing that
reference count on practically every call to fork.

So just perform the inexpensive test of forbidding sharing fs_struct
acrosss processes in different user namespaces.  We already disallow
other forms of threading when unsharing a user namespace so this
should be no real burden in practice.

This updates setns, clone, and unshare to disallow multiple user
namespaces sharing an fs_struct.

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 parent 6c23cbb commit e66eded8309ebf679d3d3c1f5820d1f2ca332c71 @ebiederm ebiederm committed with Mar 13, 2013
Showing with 8 additions and 1 deletion.
  1. +4 −1 kernel/fork.c
  2. +4 −0 kernel/user_namespace.c
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@@ -1141,6 +1141,9 @@ static struct task_struct *copy_process(unsigned long clone_flags,
if ((clone_flags & (CLONE_NEWNS|CLONE_FS)) == (CLONE_NEWNS|CLONE_FS))
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
+ if ((clone_flags & (CLONE_NEWUSER|CLONE_FS)) == (CLONE_NEWUSER|CLONE_FS))
+ return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
+
/*
* Thread groups must share signals as well, and detached threads
* can only be started up within the thread group.
@@ -1807,7 +1810,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE1(unshare, unsigned long, unshare_flags)
* If unsharing a user namespace must also unshare the thread.
*/
if (unshare_flags & CLONE_NEWUSER)
- unshare_flags |= CLONE_THREAD;
+ unshare_flags |= CLONE_THREAD | CLONE_FS;
/*
* If unsharing a pid namespace must also unshare the thread.
*/
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
#include <linux/uaccess.h>
#include <linux/ctype.h>
#include <linux/projid.h>
+#include <linux/fs_struct.h>
static struct kmem_cache *user_ns_cachep __read_mostly;
@@ -837,6 +838,9 @@ static int userns_install(struct nsproxy *nsproxy, void *ns)
if (atomic_read(&current->mm->mm_users) > 1)
return -EINVAL;
+ if (current->fs->users != 1)
+ return -EINVAL;
+
if (!ns_capable(user_ns, CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;

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