Commit b3bfa0cb authored by Sukadev Bhattiprolu's avatar Sukadev Bhattiprolu Committed by Linus Torvalds

signals: protect cinit from blocked fatal signals

Normally SIG_DFL signals to global and container-init are dropped early.
But if a signal is blocked when it is posted, we cannot drop the signal
since the receiver may install a handler before unblocking the signal.
Once this signal is queued however, the receiver container-init has no way
of knowing if the signal was sent from an ancestor or descendant
namespace.  This patch ensures that contianer-init drops all SIG_DFL
signals in get_signal_to_deliver() except SIGKILL/SIGSTOP.

If SIGSTOP/SIGKILL originate from a descendant of container-init they are
never queued (i.e dropped in sig_ignored() in an earler patch).

If SIGSTOP/SIGKILL originate from parent namespace, the signal is queued
and container-init processes the signal.

IOW, if get_signal_to_deliver() sees a sig_kernel_only() signal for global
or container-init, the signal must have been generated internally or must
have come from an ancestor ns and we process the signal.

Further, the signal_group_exit() check was needed to cover the case of a
multi-threaded init sending SIGKILL to other threads when doing an exit()
or exec().  But since the new sig_kernel_only() check covers the SIGKILL,
the signal_group_exit() check is no longer needed and can be removed.

Finally, now that we have all pieces in place, set SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE for
Signed-off-by: default avatarSukadev Bhattiprolu <>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <>
Cc: Roland McGrath <>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Cc: Daniel Lezcano <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent e4da026f
......@@ -841,6 +841,8 @@ static int copy_signal(unsigned long clone_flags, struct task_struct *tsk)
atomic_set(&sig->live, 1);
sig->flags = 0;
if (clone_flags & CLONE_NEWPID)
sig->flags |= SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE;
sig->group_exit_code = 0;
sig->group_exit_task = NULL;
sig->group_stop_count = 0;
......@@ -1870,9 +1870,16 @@ int get_signal_to_deliver(siginfo_t *info, struct k_sigaction *return_ka,
* Global init gets no signals it doesn't want.
* Container-init gets no signals it doesn't want from same
* container.
* Note that if global/container-init sees a sig_kernel_only()
* signal here, the signal must have been generated internally
* or must have come from an ancestor namespace. In either
* case, the signal cannot be dropped.
if (unlikely(signal->flags & SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE) &&
if (sig_kernel_stop(signr)) {
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