Set FD_CLOEXEC on all open file descriptors so that they are closed on exec()
|Reported by:||sjmurdoch||Owned by:||sjmurdoch|
|Cc:||sjmurdoch, ioerror||Actual Points:|
Tor currently does not set FD_CLOEXEC on files it opens, so any child processes (e.g. tor-fw-helper) inherit open files. This is bad, so currently we try to guess the largest open file handle and close everything up to it, but this is icky and probably not reliable.
We should call fcntl(fd, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC) on any files we open to avoid needing to do this. This will require finding all the cases where Tor and its libraries create a file descriptor, so not just open but also pipe, dup/dup2, socket, etc...
Tor currently does not exec anything except tor-fw-helper, so this should not affect anything else.
Change History (13)
Changed 6 years ago by sjmurdoch
comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by nickm
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from needs_review to closed