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It looks like i found a way to allow only single application to access files in USB storage. This script must be run with sudo.

#!/bin/bash
# create namespace
unshare -m<<EOF
# mount device in namespace
mount -U "UUID-here" "/home/$SUDO_USER/hidden"
# run unprivileged application 
sudo -u "$SUDO_USER" application
# unmount device
umount "/home/$SUDO_USER/hidden"
EOF

Obviously automounter must not mount this device.

Is it possible for other applications (except 0day exploits) run by user to read files from namespace?

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Yes, other processes owned by the same user can access the files via /proc/<PID>/root.

This can be prevented by root creating a user namespace, mapping the unprivileged user, then switching to the user. These steps need to preformed by a single executable.

  • I cant reproduce it on my script (root owns /proc/keepass_PID/root and im getting 'Permission denied'), running with sudo its a reason right? – anon432 Apr 30 at 17:26

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