Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/security/Yama.txt')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/security/Yama.txt b/Documentation/security/Yama.txt
index e369de2d48c..dd908cf64ec 100644
@@ -46,14 +46,13 @@ restrictions, it can call prctl(PR_SET_PTRACER, PR_SET_PTRACER_ANY, ...)
so that any otherwise allowed process (even those in external pid namespaces)
-These restrictions do not change how ptrace via PTRACE_TRACEME operates.
-The sysctl settings are:
+The sysctl settings (writable only with CAP_SYS_PTRACE) are:
0 - classic ptrace permissions: a process can PTRACE_ATTACH to any other
process running under the same uid, as long as it is dumpable (i.e.
did not transition uids, start privileged, or have called
- prctl(PR_SET_DUMPABLE...) already).
+ prctl(PR_SET_DUMPABLE...) already). Similarly, PTRACE_TRACEME is
1 - restricted ptrace: a process must have a predefined relationship
with the inferior it wants to call PTRACE_ATTACH on. By default,
@@ -61,12 +60,13 @@ The sysctl settings are:
classic criteria is also met. To change the relationship, an
inferior can call prctl(PR_SET_PTRACER, debugger, ...) to declare
an allowed debugger PID to call PTRACE_ATTACH on the inferior.
+ Using PTRACE_TRACEME is unchanged.
2 - admin-only attach: only processes with CAP_SYS_PTRACE may use ptrace
- with PTRACE_ATTACH.
+ with PTRACE_ATTACH, or through children calling PTRACE_TRACEME.
-3 - no attach: no processes may use ptrace with PTRACE_ATTACH. Once set,
- this sysctl cannot be changed to a lower value.
+3 - no attach: no processes may use ptrace with PTRACE_ATTACH nor via
+ PTRACE_TRACEME. Once set, this sysctl value cannot be changed.
The original children-only logic was based on the restrictions in grsecurity.