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Re: /proc filesystem allows bypassing directory permissions on Linux
From: Marco Verschuur <marco () osp nl>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:50:28 +0100

Why not?!?
File permissions allow everybody write access to the file.

The path via /proc to the file has been created when the initial path via /tmp was wide open.
Closing the initial path via /tmp has no effect on the /proc path

And due to the actual file permissions the read-only fd can easily changed to read-write.


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On 26 okt 2009, at 22:58, psz () maths usyd edu au wrote:

Dear Casper and Dan,

If you can control<pid>, then clearly you have access the file anyway
simply by controlling it using a debugger.

Sorry, but no. The "attacker" has the file opened O_RDONLY, and cannot
"upgrade" that to O_RDWR.

Cheers, Paul

Paul Szabo   psz () maths usyd edu au   http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia

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