[PATCH 2/3] user_namespaces.7: Document pitfall with negative permissions and user namespaces

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It is little known that user namespaces and some helpers
can be used to bypass negative permissions.

Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <richard@xxxxxx>
This patch applies to the Linux man-pages project.
 man7/user_namespaces.7 | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man7/user_namespaces.7 b/man7/user_namespaces.7
index a65854d737cf..4927e194bcdc 100644
--- a/man7/user_namespaces.7
+++ b/man7/user_namespaces.7
@@ -1067,6 +1067,35 @@ the remaining unsupported filesystems
 Linux 3.12 added support for the last of the unsupported major filesystems,
 .\" commit d6970d4b726cea6d7a9bc4120814f95c09571fc3
+.SS Negative permissions and Linux user namespaces
+While it is technically feasible to establish negative permissions through
+DAC or ACL settings, such an approach is widely regarded as a suboptimal
+practice. Furthermore, the utilization of Linux user namespaces introduces the
+potential to circumvent specific negative permissions.  This issue stems
+from the fact that privileged helpers, such as
+.BR newuidmap (1) ,
+enable unprivileged users to create user namespaces with subordinate user and
+group IDs. As a consequence, users can drop group memberships, resulting
+in a situation where negative permissions based on group membership no longer
+.in +4n
+$ \fBid\fP
+uid=1000(rw) gid=1000(rw) groups=1000(rw),1001(nogames)
+$ \fBunshare -S 0 -G 0 --map-users=100000,0,65536 --map-groups=100000,0,65536 id\fP
+uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
+User rw got rid of it's supplementary groups and can now access files that
+have been protected using negative permissions that match groups such as \fBnogames\fP.
+Please note that the
+.BR unshare (1)
+tool uses internally
+.BR newuidmap (1) .
 The program below is designed to allow experimenting with

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