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SubjectRe: [PATCH] proc: reject "." and ".." as filenames
On Mon 2018-03-12 00:35:34, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 10:30:58PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Sat 2018-03-10 03:12:23, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > > Various subsystems can create files and directories in /proc
> > > with names directly controlled by userspace.
> > >
> > > Which means "/", "." and ".." are no-no.
> > >
> > > "/" split is already taken care of, do the other 2 prohibited names.
> >
> > Hmm, patch is probably good idea, but now it means that userspace can
> > trigger WARN()s, and can hide objects from root by naming them '.' and
> > '..'... which is not good.
>
> Patch rejects creation of such entries.
>
> And they should be harmless as VFS lookup won't find them, only readdir
> would. It not clear how they could be useful.

Yeah, as I said, that's half of problem.

If I can name my object "." and it will be hidden from root, that
sounds like a security hole to be prevented.

So if you know _which_ subsystem allow creating files and directories
in /proc with names directly controlled by userspace, please let us
know, we want to fix that.

Pavel
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