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authorRichard Guy Briggs <>2017-10-11 20:57:13 -0400
committerJames Morris <>2017-10-20 15:22:45 +1100
commit588fb2c7e294753d3090a1dc2e7c34e7e3ce5aff (patch)
tree3f305c99b9f1cc2d5d076e464c7399c651fe285b /security/commoncap.c
parentc0d1adefe0a3775cc16374dc9ebdfd8504afa14b (diff)
capabilities: fix logic for effective root or real root
Now that the logic is inverted, it is much easier to see that both real root and effective root conditions had to be met to avoid printing the BPRM_FCAPS record with audit syscalls. This meant that any setuid root applications would print a full BPRM_FCAPS record when it wasn't necessary, cluttering the event output, since the SYSCALL and PATH records indicated the presence of the setuid bit and effective root user id. Require only one of effective root or real root to avoid printing the unnecessary record. Ref: commit 3fc689e96c0c ("Add audit_log_bprm_fcaps/AUDIT_BPRM_FCAPS") See: Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> Reviewed-by: Serge Hallyn <> Acked-by: James Morris <> Acked-by: Kees Cook <> Acked-by: Paul Moore <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/commoncap.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index 0bd94d36e635..ad7536d76820 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -770,7 +770,7 @@ static inline bool __is_setgid(struct cred *new, const struct cred *old)
* We do not bother to audit if 3 things are true:
* 1) cap_effective has all caps
- * 2) we are root
+ * 2) we became root *OR* are were already root
* 3) root is supposed to have all caps (SECURE_NOROOT)
* Since this is just a normal root execing a process.
@@ -783,8 +783,7 @@ static inline bool nonroot_raised_pE(struct cred *cred, kuid_t root)
if (__cap_grew(effective, ambient, cred) &&
!(__cap_full(effective, cred) &&
- __is_eff(root, cred) &&
- __is_real(root, cred) &&
+ (__is_eff(root, cred) || __is_real(root, cred)) &&
ret = true;
return ret;