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From: Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>
To: Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
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	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
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	Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] lockdown,selinux: fix wrong subject in some SELinux lockdown checks
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:07:41 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHC9VhSzh90kFR8wzkmwR-YZNtHGAvYyATc2R1UDaBzZ944OFg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHC9VhQyejnmLn0NHQiWzikHs8ZdzAUdZ2WqNxgGM6xhJ4mvMQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 10:59 PM Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 5:05 PM Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 10:02 AM Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Commit 59438b46471a ("security,lockdown,selinux: implement SELinux
> > > lockdown") added an implementation of the locked_down LSM hook to
> > > SELinux, with the aim to restrict which domains are allowed to perform
> > > operations that would breach lockdown.
> > >
> > > However, in several places the security_locked_down() hook is called in
> > > situations where the current task isn't doing any action that would
> > > directly breach lockdown, leading to SELinux checks that are basically
> > > bogus.
> > >
> > > To fix this, add an explicit struct cred pointer argument to
> > > security_lockdown() and define NULL as a special value to pass instead
> > > of current_cred() in such situations. LSMs that take the subject
> > > credentials into account can then fall back to some default or ignore
> > > such calls altogether. In the SELinux lockdown hook implementation, use
> > > SECINITSID_KERNEL in case the cred argument is NULL.
> > >
> > > Most of the callers are updated to pass current_cred() as the cred
> > > pointer, thus maintaining the same behavior. The following callers are
> > > modified to pass NULL as the cred pointer instead:
> > > 1. arch/powerpc/xmon/xmon.c
> > >      Seems to be some interactive debugging facility. It appears that
> > >      the lockdown hook is called from interrupt context here, so it
> > >      should be more appropriate to request a global lockdown decision.
> > > 2. fs/tracefs/inode.c:tracefs_create_file()
> > >      Here the call is used to prevent creating new tracefs entries when
> > >      the kernel is locked down. Assumes that locking down is one-way -
> > >      i.e. if the hook returns non-zero once, it will never return zero
> > >      again, thus no point in creating these files. Also, the hook is
> > >      often called by a module's init function when it is loaded by
> > >      userspace, where it doesn't make much sense to do a check against
> > >      the current task's creds, since the task itself doesn't actually
> > >      use the tracing functionality (i.e. doesn't breach lockdown), just
> > >      indirectly makes some new tracepoints available to whoever is
> > >      authorized to use them.
> > > 3. net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c:copy_to_user_*()
> > >      Here a cryptographic secret is redacted based on the value returned
> > >      from the hook. There are two possible actions that may lead here:
> > >      a) A netlink message XFRM_MSG_GETSA with NLM_F_DUMP set - here the
> > >         task context is relevant, since the dumped data is sent back to
> > >         the current task.
> > >      b) When adding/deleting/updating an SA via XFRM_MSG_xxxSA, the
> > >         dumped SA is broadcasted to tasks subscribed to XFRM events -
> > >         here the current task context is not relevant as it doesn't
> > >         represent the tasks that could potentially see the secret.
> > >      It doesn't seem worth it to try to keep using the current task's
> > >      context in the a) case, since the eventual data leak can be
> > >      circumvented anyway via b), plus there is no way for the task to
> > >      indicate that it doesn't care about the actual key value, so the
> > >      check could generate a lot of "false alert" denials with SELinux.
> > >      Thus, let's pass NULL instead of current_cred() here faute de
> > >      mieux.
> > >
> > > Improvements-suggested-by: Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>
> > > Improvements-suggested-by: Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>
> > > Fixes: 59438b46471a ("security,lockdown,selinux: implement SELinux lockdown")
> > > Acked-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>         [cxl]
> > > Acked-by: Steffen Klassert <steffen.klassert@secunet.com> [xfrm]
> > > Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace@redhat.com>
> > > ---
> > >
> > > v4:
> > > - rebase on top of TODO
> > > - fix rebase conflicts:
> > >   * drivers/cxl/pci.c
> > >     - trivial: the lockdown reason was corrected in mainline
> > >   * kernel/bpf/helpers.c, kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c
> > >     - trivial: LOCKDOWN_BPF_READ was renamed to LOCKDOWN_BPF_READ_KERNEL
> > >       in mainline
> > >   * kernel/power/hibernate.c
> > >     - trivial: !secretmem_active() was added to the condition in
> > >       hibernation_available()
> > > - cover new security_locked_down() call in kernel/bpf/helpers.c
> > >   (LOCKDOWN_BPF_WRITE_USER in BPF_FUNC_probe_write_user case)
> > >
> > > v3: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210616085118.1141101-1-omosnace@redhat.com/
> > > - add the cred argument to security_locked_down() and adapt all callers
> > > - keep using current_cred() in BPF, as the hook calls have been shifted
> > >   to program load time (commit ff40e51043af ("bpf, lockdown, audit: Fix
> > >   buggy SELinux lockdown permission checks"))
> > > - in SELinux, don't ignore hook calls where cred == NULL, but use
> > >   SECINITSID_KERNEL as the subject instead
> > > - update explanations in the commit message
> > >
> > > v2: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210517092006.803332-1-omosnace@redhat.com/
> > > - change to a single hook based on suggestions by Casey Schaufler
> > >
> > > v1: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210507114048.138933-1-omosnace@redhat.com/
> >
> > The changes between v3 and v4 all seem sane to me, but I'm going to
> > let this sit for a few days in hopes that we can collect a few more
> > Reviewed-bys and ACKs.  If I don't see any objections I'll merge it
> > mid-week(ish) into selinux/stable-5.15 and plan on sending it to Linus
> > after it goes through a build/test cycle.
>
> Time's up, I just merged this into selinux/stable-5.15 and I'll send
> this to Linus once it passes testing.

... and it's back out of selinux/stable-5.15 in spectacular fashion.
I'll be following up with another SELinux patch today or tomorrow.

-- 
paul moore
www.paul-moore.com

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-23 19:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-13 14:02 Ondrej Mosnacek
2021-09-13 17:13 ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-09-13 21:05 ` Paul Moore
2021-09-16  2:59   ` Paul Moore
2021-09-16  6:57     ` Ondrej Mosnacek
2021-09-23 19:07     ` Paul Moore [this message]

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