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Re: [PATCH] SELinux: apply a different permission to ptrace a child vs non-child



On Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 01:13:06PM -0400, Eric Paris wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-04-09 at 12:40 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 09:59:18AM -0400, Eric Paris wrote:
> > > Some applications, like gdb, are able to ptrace both children or other
> > > completely unrelated tasks.  We would like to be able to discern these two
> > > things and to be able to allow gdb to ptrace it's children, but not to be
> > > able to ptrace unrelated tasks for security reasons.
> > > 
> > > Upstream is a bit weary of this patch as it may be incomplete.  They are
> > > not fundamentally opposed to the patch, I was just ask to see if I could
> > > flush out any needed refinement in Fedora where we already had the
> > > problem.  We may find that we need to emulate the YAMA non-child
> > 
> > I'd be comfortable doing that kind of flushing out in rawhide, but
> > I'm kinda hesitant for doing it in F17.  Which leads to...

I will add it to the next rawhide builds and see how it shakes out.

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