[PATCH v2 7/8] exec: Generic execfd support

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Wed May 20 16:05:29 UTC 2020

Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> writes:

> On 5/18/20 7:33 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Most of the support for passing the file descriptor of an executable
>> to an interpreter already lives in the generic code and in binfmt_elf.
>> Rework the fields in binfmt_elf that deal with executable file
>> descriptor passing to make executable file descriptor passing a first
>> class concept.
> I was reading this to try to figure out how to do execve(NULL, argv[], envp) to
> re-exec self after a vfork() in a chroot with no /proc, and hit the most trivial
> quibble ever:

We have /proc/self/exe today.  If I understand you correctly you would
like to do the equivalent of 'execve("/proc/self/exe", argv[], envp[])'
without having proc mounted.

The file descriptor is stored in mm->exe_file.

Probably the most straight forward implementation is to allow
execveat(AT_EXE_FILE, ...).

You can look at binfmt_misc for how to reopen an open file descriptor.

>> --- a/fs/exec.c
>> +++ b/fs/exec.c
>> @@ -1323,7 +1323,10 @@ int begin_new_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
>>  	 */
>>  	set_mm_exe_file(bprm->mm, bprm->file);
>> +	/* If the binary is not readable than enforce mm->dumpable=0 */
> then

It took me a minute yes good catch.


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