Commit 11a7b371 authored by Aneesh Kumar K.V's avatar Aneesh Kumar K.V Committed by Al Viro
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fs: allow AT_EMPTY_PATH in linkat(), limit that to CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH

We don't want to allow creation of private hardlinks by different application
using the fd passed to them via SCM_RIGHTS. So limit the null relative name
usage in linkat syscall to CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH
Signed-off-by: default avatarAneesh Kumar K.V <>
parent 326be7b4
......@@ -2945,15 +2945,27 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(linkat, int, olddfd, const char __user *, oldname,
struct dentry *new_dentry;
struct nameidata nd;
struct path old_path;
int how = 0;
int error;
char *to;
if ((flags & ~AT_SYMLINK_FOLLOW) != 0)
if ((flags & ~(AT_SYMLINK_FOLLOW | AT_EMPTY_PATH)) != 0)
return -EINVAL;
* To use null names we require CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH
* This ensures that not everyone will be able to create
* handlink using the passed filedescriptor.
if (flags & AT_EMPTY_PATH) {
if (!capable(CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH))
return -ENOENT;
if (flags & AT_SYMLINK_FOLLOW)
error = user_path_at(olddfd, oldname,
error = user_path_at(olddfd, oldname, how, &old_path);
if (error)
return error;
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