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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2021-05-29 18:16:09 -1000
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2021-05-29 18:16:09 -1000
commit9a76c0ee3a759c1aaeedaaac9d3831397f264237 (patch)
tree28f2187b84c22f2388c05e568f6b5672d4a39f5a /Documentation
parent9d68fe84f8c52942c30febfec289c6219fe4f285 (diff)
parentddc473916955f7710d1eb17c1273d91c8622a9fe (diff)
Merge tag 'seccomp-fixes-v5.13-rc4' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kees/linux
Pull seccomp fixes from Kees Cook: "This fixes a hard-to-hit race condition in the addfd user_notif feature of seccomp, visible since v5.9. And a small documentation fix" * tag 'seccomp-fixes-v5.13-rc4' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kees/linux: seccomp: Refactor notification handler to prepare for new semantics Documentation: seccomp: Fix user notification documentation
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/userspace-api/seccomp_filter.rst16
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/userspace-api/seccomp_filter.rst b/Documentation/userspace-api/seccomp_filter.rst
index bd9165241b6c..6efb41cc8072 100644
--- a/Documentation/userspace-api/seccomp_filter.rst
+++ b/Documentation/userspace-api/seccomp_filter.rst
@@ -250,14 +250,14 @@ Users can read via ``ioctl(SECCOMP_IOCTL_NOTIF_RECV)`` (or ``poll()``) on a
seccomp notification fd to receive a ``struct seccomp_notif``, which contains
five members: the input length of the structure, a unique-per-filter ``id``,
the ``pid`` of the task which triggered this request (which may be 0 if the
-task is in a pid ns not visible from the listener's pid namespace), a ``flags``
-member which for now only has ``SECCOMP_NOTIF_FLAG_SIGNALED``, representing
-whether or not the notification is a result of a non-fatal signal, and the
-``data`` passed to seccomp. Userspace can then make a decision based on this
-information about what to do, and ``ioctl(SECCOMP_IOCTL_NOTIF_SEND)`` a
-response, indicating what should be returned to userspace. The ``id`` member of
-``struct seccomp_notif_resp`` should be the same ``id`` as in ``struct
-seccomp_notif``.
+task is in a pid ns not visible from the listener's pid namespace). The
+notification also contains the ``data`` passed to seccomp, and a filters flag.
+The structure should be zeroed out prior to calling the ioctl.
+
+Userspace can then make a decision based on this information about what to do,
+and ``ioctl(SECCOMP_IOCTL_NOTIF_SEND)`` a response, indicating what should be
+returned to userspace. The ``id`` member of ``struct seccomp_notif_resp`` should
+be the same ``id`` as in ``struct seccomp_notif``.
It is worth noting that ``struct seccomp_data`` contains the values of register
arguments to the syscall, but does not contain pointers to memory. The task's

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