Re: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Jun 10 2007 - 11:16:33 EST

> Real world example is nss_ldap / pam_ldap -- these needs open socket to
> ldap server. That socket is cached. And because they can not trust that
> application does not have closed file description of them, they check it with
> getpeername + getsockname (at least it did when I looked code on
> some years ago.)
> ( opening socket again includes using starttls and authentication .. so it is
> quite some overhead )

And if the fd was closed because of a security transition in the
application hiding it and caching it from the application might then lead
to a security hole.

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