Commit 038e7332 authored by Eric W. Biederman's avatar Eric W. Biederman

userns: make each net (net_ns) belong to a user_ns

The user namespace which creates a new network namespace owns that
namespace and all resources created in it.  This way we can target
capability checks for privileged operations against network resources to
the user_ns which created the network namespace in which the resource
lives.  Privilege to the user namespace which owns the network
namespace, or any parent user namespace thereof, provides the same
privilege to the network resource.

This patch is reworked from a version originally by
Serge E. Hallyn <>
Acked-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric W. Biederman <>
parent d727abcb
......@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
#include <net/netns/xfrm.h>
struct user_namespace;
struct proc_dir_entry;
struct net_device;
struct sock;
......@@ -53,6 +54,8 @@ struct net {
struct list_head cleanup_list; /* namespaces on death row */
struct list_head exit_list; /* Use only net_mutex */
struct user_namespace *user_ns; /* Owning user namespace */
struct proc_dir_entry *proc_net;
struct proc_dir_entry *proc_net_stat;
......@@ -127,12 +130,14 @@ struct net {
extern struct net init_net;
extern struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags, struct net *net_ns);
extern struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags,
struct user_namespace *user_ns, struct net *old_net);
#else /* CONFIG_NET_NS */
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/nsproxy.h>
static inline struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags, struct net *old_net)
static inline struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags,
struct user_namespace *user_ns, struct net *old_net)
if (flags & CLONE_NEWNET)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
......@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ static struct nsproxy *create_new_namespaces(unsigned long flags,
goto out_pid;
new_nsp->net_ns = copy_net_ns(flags, tsk->nsproxy->net_ns);
new_nsp->net_ns = copy_net_ns(flags, task_cred_xxx(tsk, user_ns), tsk->nsproxy->net_ns);
if (IS_ERR(new_nsp->net_ns)) {
err = PTR_ERR(new_nsp->net_ns);
goto out_net;
......@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
#include <linux/proc_fs.h>
#include <linux/file.h>
#include <linux/export.h>
#include <linux/user_namespace.h>
#include <net/net_namespace.h>
#include <net/netns/generic.h>
......@@ -145,7 +146,7 @@ static void ops_free_list(const struct pernet_operations *ops,
* setup_net runs the initializers for the network namespace object.
static __net_init int setup_net(struct net *net)
static __net_init int setup_net(struct net *net, struct user_namespace *user_ns)
/* Must be called with net_mutex held */
const struct pernet_operations *ops, *saved_ops;
......@@ -155,6 +156,7 @@ static __net_init int setup_net(struct net *net)
atomic_set(&net->count, 1);
atomic_set(&net->passive, 1);
net->dev_base_seq = 1;
net->user_ns = user_ns;
atomic_set(&net->use_count, 0);
......@@ -232,7 +234,8 @@ void net_drop_ns(void *p)
struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags, struct net *old_net)
struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags,
struct user_namespace *user_ns, struct net *old_net)
struct net *net;
int rv;
......@@ -243,8 +246,11 @@ struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags, struct net *old_net)
net = net_alloc();
if (!net)
return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
rv = setup_net(net);
rv = setup_net(net, user_ns);
if (rv == 0) {
list_add_tail_rcu(&net->list, &net_namespace_list);
......@@ -252,6 +258,7 @@ struct net *copy_net_ns(unsigned long flags, struct net *old_net)
if (rv < 0) {
return ERR_PTR(rv);
......@@ -308,6 +315,7 @@ static void cleanup_net(struct work_struct *work)
/* Finally it is safe to free my network namespace structure */
list_for_each_entry_safe(net, tmp, &net_exit_list, exit_list) {
......@@ -395,7 +403,7 @@ static int __init net_ns_init(void)
rcu_assign_pointer(init_net.gen, ng);
if (setup_net(&init_net))
if (setup_net(&init_net, &init_user_ns))
panic("Could not setup the initial network namespace");
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