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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6] pidns: introduce syscall translate_pid
Hey, I'm not seeing much activity on this so here's my $0.02

> Unix socket automatically translates pid attached to SCM_CREDENTIALS.
> This requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN for sending arbitrary pids and entering
> into pid namespace, this expose process and could be insecure.


Perhaps it would be a good idea to add a sysctl switch that prevents
credential spoofing over AF_UNIX \by default\ if that is the main
concern, or is there another concern and I have read this wrong? I'm
having trouble thinking of a legitimate use of SCM_CREDENTIALS
spoofing that isn't in a debugging or troubleshooting context and
would be more comfortable if it were not possible at all... Anyone
know of a program that relies on this spoofing functionality?

If you look at socket(7) under SO_PEERCRED there is a way to get
credentials at time of connect() for an AF_UNIX SOCK_STREAM, or at
time of socketpair() for a SOCK_DGRAM. I would like to think these
credentials are reliable, but will probably require some extra daemon
to proxy a dgram syslog socket.

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