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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:42:28 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: 'kill sig -1' must only apply
 to caller's PID namespace

Eugene Teo wrote:
> Eugene Teo wrote:
>> I came across this while reviewing some older upstream patches.
>> Apparently, it was possible to run kill <sig> -1 to kill processes in
>> all PID namespaces, and break the isolation of namespaces. The expected
>> behaviour for this is to only kill processes in its own hierarchy. The
>> fix uses task_pid_vnr() to check if the process is outside of the
>> caller's namespace before killing.
> I am still able to reproduce the problem even after applying this
> upstream patch (commit d25141a8). I'm still figuring out what other

Ok, you will need to make sure you have commit 44c4e1b2 too. I have
tested this on with these two patches, and the problem is fixed.

Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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