On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 11:47:47AM -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
On Thu, 2021-05-06 at 10:33 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 08:26:41AM -0700, James Bottomley wrote:
> What's happening with O_CLOEXEC in this code? I don't see that
> mentioned in the cover letter either. Why is it disallowed? That
> seems a strange limitation for something trying to avoid leaking
> secrets into other processes.
I actually thought we forced it, so I'll let Mike address this. I
think allowing it is great, so the secret memory isn't inherited by
children, but I can see use cases where a process would want its child
to inherit the secrets.
We do not enforce O_CLOEXEC, but if the user explicitly requested O_CLOEXEC
it would be passed to get_unused_fd_flags().