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authorAleksa Sarai <asarai@suse.de>2017-06-04 00:15:15 +1000
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2017-06-09 12:27:54 +0200
commit54ebbfb1603415d9953c150535850d30609ef077 (patch)
treeedf8b41d6f34528641d97f2e5ee1fad5ea2df9c6 /include/uapi/asm-generic
parent5f0f187fd0cc755cfa7d51b50f68a16fca41c813 (diff)
tty: add TIOCGPTPEER ioctl
When opening the slave end of a PTY, it is not possible for userspace to safely ensure that /dev/pts/$num is actually a slave (in cases where the mount namespace in which devpts was mounted is controlled by an untrusted process). In addition, there are several unresolvable race conditions if userspace were to attempt to detect attacks through stat(2) and other similar methods [in addition it is not clear how userspace could detect attacks involving FUSE]. Resolve this by providing an interface for userpace to safely open the "peer" end of a PTY file descriptor by using the dentry cached by devpts. Since it is not possible to have an open master PTY without having its slave exposed in /dev/pts this interface is safe. This interface currently does not provide a way to get the master pty (since it is not clear whether such an interface is safe or even useful). Cc: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com> Cc: Valentin Rothberg <vrothberg@suse.com> Signed-off-by: Aleksa Sarai <asarai@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/uapi/asm-generic')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/uapi/asm-generic/ioctls.h b/include/uapi/asm-generic/ioctls.h
index 143dacbb7d9a..06d5f7ddf84e 100644
--- a/include/uapi/asm-generic/ioctls.h
+++ b/include/uapi/asm-generic/ioctls.h
@@ -77,6 +77,7 @@
#define TIOCGPKT _IOR('T', 0x38, int) /* Get packet mode state */
#define TIOCGPTLCK _IOR('T', 0x39, int) /* Get Pty lock state */
#define TIOCGEXCL _IOR('T', 0x40, int) /* Get exclusive mode state */
+#define TIOCGPTPEER _IOR('T', 0x41, int) /* Safely open the slave */
#define FIONCLEX 0x5450
#define FIOCLEX 0x5451

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