Granting a capability to a service

Andrew Lutomirski luto at
Mon Jul 20 18:09:39 UTC 2015

On Jul 20, 2015 11:05 AM, "Florian Weimer" <fweimer at> wrote:
> On 07/20/2015 05:59 PM, Steve Grubb wrote:
> > Today, any application that wants to manipulate capabilities needs to be
> > capability aware.
> The application does not want to manipulate capabilities.  I do not want
> to run it as full root.  I don't want to add additional SUID/fscaps to
> the file system.
> It's somewhat silly to add a privilege escalation hatch to the file
> system in order to run a daemon with *reduced* privileges.

This is exactly why the ambient caps patch is sitting in -mm.  If you want
to read it and email a quick review, that might help it along.  :)

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