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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] binfmt: Move install_exec_creds after setup_new_exec to match binfmt_elf
On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 08:31:25PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> In 2016 Linus moved install_exec_creds immediately after
> setup_new_exec, in binfmt_elf as a cleanup and as part of closing a
> potential information leak.
> Perform the same cleanup for the other binary formats.
> Different binary formats doing the same things the same way makes exec
> easier to reason about and easier to maintain.
> Putting install_exec_creds immediate after setup_new_exec makes many
> simplifications possible in the code.
> Ref: 9f834ec18def ("binfmt_elf: switch to new creds when switching to new mm")
> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>

Sure, why not.
Acked-by: Christian Brauner <>

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