ptrace: Capture the ptracer's creds not PT_PTRACE_CAP
commit 64b875f7ac8a5d60a4e191479299e931ee949b67 upstream.
When the flag PT_PTRACE_CAP was added the PTRACE_TRACEME path was
overlooked. This can result in incorrect behavior when an application
like strace traces an exec of a setuid executable.
Further PT_PTRACE_CAP does not have enough information for making good
security decisions as it does not report which user namespace the
capability is in. This has already allowed one mistake through
I found this issue when I was testing another corner case of exec and
discovered that I could not get strace to set PT_PTRACE_CAP even when
running strace as root with a full set of caps.
This change fixes the above issue with strace allowing stracing as
root a setuid executable without disabling setuid. More fundamentaly
this change allows what is allowable at all times, by using the correct
information in it's decision.
Fixes: 4214e42f96d4 ("v188.8.131.52 -> v184.108.40.206")
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>
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