PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS(2const) — Linux manual page


PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS(2const)                  PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS(2const)

NAME         top

       PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS - set the calling thread's no_new_privs

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <linux/prctl.h>  /* Definition of PR_* constants */
       #include <sys/prctl.h>

       int prctl(PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS, 1L, 0L, 0L, 0L);

DESCRIPTION         top

       Set the calling thread's no_new_privs attribute.  With
       no_new_privs set to 1, execve(2) promises not to grant privileges
       to do anything that could not have been done without the
       execve(2) call (for example, rendering the set-user-ID and set-
       group-ID mode bits, and file capabilities non-functional).

       Once set, the no_new_privs attribute cannot be unset.  The
       setting of this attribute is inherited by children created by
       fork(2) and clone(2), and preserved across execve(2).

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, 0 is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno
       is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       EINVAL The second argument is not equal to 1L.

FILES         top

              Since Linux 4.10, the value of a thread's no_new_privs
              attribute can be viewed via the NoNewPrivs field in this

STANDARDS         top


HISTORY         top

       Linux 3.5.

SEE ALSO         top

       prctl(2), PR_GET_NO_NEW_PRIVS(2const), seccomp(2)

       For more information, see the kernel source file Documentation/
       userspace-api/no_new_privs.rst (or Documentation/prctl/
       no_new_privs.txt before Linux 4.13).

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