[Patch] Allow to disable root privileges with CYGWIN=noroot

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Oct 4 19:57:00 GMT 2009

On Oct  4 21:08, Christian Franke wrote:
> Hi Corinna,
> Unfortunately this does not work for a typical use case: an admin process 
> creates a restricted token with standard user rights. The function 
> IsTokenRestricted() returns TRUE only if the token contains 'restricted 
> SIDs'.
> (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa379137(VS.85).aspx)


> There is apparently no function to check whether a token is a result of 
> CreateRestrictedToken() or SaferComputeTokenFromLevel().
> Would'nt it be easier to add a new function 
> 'cygwin_set_restricted_token(token)' instead of the test of the token type?

The idea was to avoid another non-standard system call.  Maybe you're
right, but we should create another cygwin_internal call instead, like,

  cygwin_internal (CW_SET_RESTRICTED_TOKEN, token_handle);

Since you have a copyright assignment in place anyway, would you like
to do that and change the seteuid32 call accordingly?  A bool value in
cygheap->user could store the fact that the current external token is 
a restricted token.  That would simplify the seteuid32 extension


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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