Commit d6e0d306 authored by Tyler Hicks's avatar Tyler Hicks Committed by James Morris
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net: Use ns_capable_noaudit() when determining net sysctl permissions

The capability check should not be audited since it is only being used
to determine the inode permissions. A failed check does not indicate a
violation of security policy but, when an LSM is enabled, a denial audit
message was being generated.

The denial audit message caused confusion for some application authors
because root-running Go applications always triggered the denial. To
prevent this confusion, the capability check in net_ctl_permissions() is
switched to the noaudit variant.


Signed-off-by: default avatarTyler Hicks <>
Acked-by: default avatarSerge E. Hallyn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Morris <>
parent 98f368e9
......@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@ static int net_ctl_permissions(struct ctl_table_header *head,
kgid_t root_gid = make_kgid(net->user_ns, 0);
/* Allow network administrator to have same access as root. */
if (ns_capable(net->user_ns, CAP_NET_ADMIN) ||
if (ns_capable_noaudit(net->user_ns, CAP_NET_ADMIN) ||
uid_eq(root_uid, current_euid())) {
int mode = (table->mode >> 6) & 7;
return (mode << 6) | (mode << 3) | mode;
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