Commit 45f147a1 authored by Jan Kara's avatar Jan Kara Committed by Al Viro

fs: Call security_ops->inode_killpriv on truncate

Comment in include/linux/security.h says that ->inode_killpriv() should
be called when setuid bit is being removed and that similar security
labels (in fact this applies only to file capabilities) should be
removed at this time as well. However we don't call ->inode_killpriv()
when we remove suid bit on truncate.

We fix the problem by calling ->inode_need_killpriv() and subsequently
->inode_killpriv() on truncate the same way as we do it on file write.

After this patch there's only one user of should_remove_suid() - ocfs2 -
and indeed it's buggy because it doesn't call ->inode_killpriv() on
write. However fixing it is difficult because of special locking
Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Kara <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <>
parent dbfae0cd
......@@ -1678,9 +1678,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(should_remove_suid);
* response to write or truncate. Return 0 if nothing has to be changed.
* Negative value on error (change should be denied).
int file_needs_remove_privs(struct file *file)
int dentry_needs_remove_privs(struct dentry *dentry)
struct dentry *dentry = file->f_path.dentry;
struct inode *inode = d_inode(dentry);
int mask = 0;
int ret;
......@@ -1696,7 +1695,7 @@ int file_needs_remove_privs(struct file *file)
return mask;
static int __remove_privs(struct dentry *dentry, int kill)
......@@ -51,8 +51,10 @@ int do_truncate(struct dentry *dentry, loff_t length, unsigned int time_attrs,
newattrs.ia_valid |= ATTR_FILE;
/* Remove suid/sgid on truncate too */
ret = should_remove_suid(dentry);
/* Remove suid, sgid, and file capabilities on truncate too */
ret = dentry_needs_remove_privs(dentry);
if (ret < 0)
return ret;
if (ret)
newattrs.ia_valid |= ret | ATTR_FORCE;
......@@ -2554,7 +2554,11 @@ extern struct inode *new_inode(struct super_block *sb);
extern void free_inode_nonrcu(struct inode *inode);
extern int should_remove_suid(struct dentry *);
extern int file_remove_privs(struct file *);
extern int file_needs_remove_privs(struct file *file);
extern int dentry_needs_remove_privs(struct dentry *dentry);
static inline int file_needs_remove_privs(struct file *file)
return dentry_needs_remove_privs(file->f_path.dentry);
extern void __insert_inode_hash(struct inode *, unsigned long hashval);
static inline void insert_inode_hash(struct inode *inode)
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