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From: John Wood <john.wood@gmx.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>, Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>
Cc: John Wood <john.wood@gmx.com>, Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>,
	valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org, linux-hardening@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com
Subject: [PATCH v7 4/7] security/brute: Mitigate a brute force attack
Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 19:24:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210521172414.69456-5-john.wood@gmx.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210521172414.69456-1-john.wood@gmx.com>

When a brute force attack is detected all the offending tasks involved
in the attack must be killed. In other words, it is necessary to kill
all the tasks that are executing the same file that is running during
the brute force attack.

Also, to prevent the executable involved in the attack from being
respawned by a supervisor, and thus prevent a brute force attack from
being started again, test the "not_allowed" flag and avoid the file
execution based on this.

Signed-off-by: John Wood <john.wood@gmx.com>
---
 security/brute/brute.c | 113 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 102 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/brute/brute.c b/security/brute/brute.c
index 66db0dd0664d..7712dac888db 100644
--- a/security/brute/brute.c
+++ b/security/brute/brute.c
@@ -233,6 +233,88 @@ static inline void brute_print_attack_running(void)
 		current->comm);
 }

+/**
+ * brute_print_file_not_allowed() - Warn about a file not allowed.
+ * @dentry: The dentry of the file not allowed.
+ */
+static void brute_print_file_not_allowed(struct dentry *dentry)
+{
+	char *buf, *path;
+
+	buf = __getname();
+	if (WARN_ON_ONCE(!buf))
+		return;
+
+	path = dentry_path_raw(dentry, buf, PATH_MAX);
+	if (WARN_ON_ONCE(IS_ERR(path)))
+		goto free;
+
+	pr_warn_ratelimited("%s not allowed\n", path);
+free:
+	__putname(buf);
+}
+
+/**
+ * brute_is_same_file() - Test if two files are the same.
+ * @file1: First file to compare. Cannot be NULL.
+ * @file2: Second file to compare. Cannot be NULL.
+ *
+ * Two files are the same if they have the same inode number and the same block
+ * device.
+ *
+ * Return: True if the two files are the same. False otherwise.
+ */
+static inline bool brute_is_same_file(const struct file *file1,
+				      const struct file *file2)
+{
+	struct inode *inode1 = file_inode(file1);
+	struct inode *inode2 = file_inode(file2);
+
+	return inode1->i_ino == inode2->i_ino &&
+		inode1->i_sb->s_dev == inode2->i_sb->s_dev;
+}
+
+/**
+ * brute_kill_offending_tasks() - Kill the offending tasks.
+ * @file: The file executed during a brute force attack. Cannot be NULL.
+ *
+ * When a brute force attack is detected all the offending tasks involved in the
+ * attack must be killed. In other words, it is necessary to kill all the tasks
+ * that are executing the same file that is running during the brute force
+ * attack. Moreover, the processes that have the same group_leader that the
+ * current task must be avoided since they are in the path to be killed.
+ *
+ * The for_each_process loop is protected by the tasklist_lock acquired in read
+ * mode instead of rcu_read_lock to avoid that the newly created processes
+ * escape this RCU read lock.
+ */
+static void brute_kill_offending_tasks(const struct file *file)
+{
+	struct task_struct *task;
+	struct file *exe_file;
+	bool is_same_file;
+
+	read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
+	for_each_process(task) {
+		if (task->group_leader == current->group_leader)
+			continue;
+
+		exe_file = get_task_exe_file(task);
+		if (!exe_file)
+			continue;
+
+		is_same_file = brute_is_same_file(exe_file, file);
+		fput(exe_file);
+		if (!is_same_file)
+			continue;
+
+		do_send_sig_info(SIGKILL, SEND_SIG_PRIV, task, PIDTYPE_PID);
+		pr_warn_ratelimited("Offending process %d [%s] killed\n",
+				    task->pid, task->comm);
+	}
+	read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
+}
+
 /**
  * brute_get_xattr_stats() - Get the stats from an extended attribute.
  * @dentry: The dentry of the file to get the extended attribute.
@@ -295,6 +377,10 @@ static int brute_set_xattr_stats(struct dentry *dentry, struct inode *inode,
  * created. This way, the scenario where an application has not crossed any
  * privilege boundary is avoided since the existence of the extended attribute
  * denotes the crossing of bounds.
+ *
+ * Also, do not update the statistics if the execution of the file is not
+ * allowed and kill all the offending tasks when a brute force attack is
+ * detected.
  */
 static void brute_update_xattr_stats(const struct file *file)
 {
@@ -306,7 +392,7 @@ static void brute_update_xattr_stats(const struct file *file)
 	inode_lock(inode);
 	rc = brute_get_xattr_stats(dentry, inode, &stats);
 	WARN_ON_ONCE(rc && rc != -ENODATA);
-	if (rc) {
+	if (rc || (!rc && stats.not_allowed)) {
 		inode_unlock(inode);
 		return;
 	}
@@ -320,6 +406,9 @@ static void brute_update_xattr_stats(const struct file *file)
 	rc = brute_set_xattr_stats(dentry, inode, &stats);
 	WARN_ON_ONCE(rc);
 	inode_unlock(inode);
+
+	if (stats.not_allowed)
+		brute_kill_offending_tasks(file);
 }

 /**
@@ -433,21 +522,17 @@ static void brute_task_fatal_signal(const kernel_siginfo_t *siginfo)
  * @bprm: Contains the linux_binprm structure.
  * @file: Binary that will be executed without an interpreter.
  *
- * This hook is useful to mark that a privilege boundary (setuid/setgid process)
- * has been crossed. This is done based on the "secureexec" flag.
+ * If there are statistics, test the "not_allowed" flag and avoid the file
+ * execution based on this. Also, this hook is useful to mark that a privilege
+ * boundary (setuid/setgid process) has been crossed. This is done based on the
+ * "secureexec" flag.
  *
  * To be defensive return an error code if it is not possible to get or set the
  * stats using an extended attribute since this blocks the execution of the
  * file. This scenario is treated as an attack.
  *
- * It is important to note that here the brute_new_xattr_stats function could be
- * used with a previous test of the secureexec flag. However it is better to use
- * the basic xattr functions since in a future commit a test if the execution is
- * allowed (via the brute_stats::not_allowed flag) will be necessary. This way,
- * the stats of the file will be get only once.
- *
- * Return: An error code if it is not possible to get or set the statistical
- *         data. Zero otherwise.
+ * Return: -EPERM if the execution of the file is not allowed. An error code if
+ *         it is not possible to get or set the statistical data. Zero otherwise.
  */
 static int brute_task_execve(struct linux_binprm *bprm, struct file *file)
 {
@@ -461,6 +546,12 @@ static int brute_task_execve(struct linux_binprm *bprm, struct file *file)
 	if (WARN_ON_ONCE(rc && rc != -ENODATA))
 		goto unlock;

+	if (!rc && stats.not_allowed) {
+		brute_print_file_not_allowed(dentry);
+		rc = -EPERM;
+		goto unlock;
+	}
+
 	if (rc == -ENODATA && bprm->secureexec) {
 		brute_reset_stats(&stats);
 		rc = brute_set_xattr_stats(dentry, inode, &stats);
--
2.25.1


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-21 18:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-21 17:24 [PATCH v7 0/7] Fork brute force attack mitigation John Wood
2021-05-21 17:24 ` [PATCH v7 1/7] security: Add LSM hook at the point where a task gets a fatal signal John Wood
2021-05-21 17:24 ` [PATCH v7 2/7] security/brute: Define a LSM and add sysctl attributes John Wood
2021-05-21 17:24 ` [PATCH v7 3/7] security/brute: Detect a brute force attack John Wood
2021-05-21 17:24 ` John Wood [this message]
2021-05-21 18:02 ` [PATCH v7 0/7] Fork brute force attack mitigation Andi Kleen
2021-05-23  7:31   ` John Wood
2021-05-23 14:43     ` Andi Kleen
2021-05-23 15:47       ` John Wood
2021-05-22  6:35 ` [PATCH v7 5/7] selftests/brute: Add tests for the Brute LSM John Wood
2021-05-22  6:39 ` [PATCH v7 6/7] Documentation: Add documentation " John Wood
2021-05-22  6:44 ` [PATCH v7 7/7] MAINTAINERS: Add a new entry " John Wood

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