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From: Petko Manolov <petkan@mip-labs.com>
To: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@huawei.com>,
	"linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org"
	<linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@suse.com>,
	"kexec@lists.infradead.org" <kexec@lists.infradead.org>,
	"linux-modules@vger.kernel.org" <linux-modules@vger.kernel.org>,
	"fsdevel@vger.kernel.org" <fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>,
	Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@gmail.com>,
	Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>,
	Dmitry Kasatkin <d.kasatkin@samsung.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 20/22] ima: load policy using path
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:47:42 +0200
Message-ID: <20160209074742.GB2912@bender.nucleusys.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1454965936.3037.34.camel@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On 16-02-08 16:12:16, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-02-08 at 10:45 +0000, Dmitry Kasatkin wrote:
> 
> > > > @@ -286,9 +322,12 @@ static ssize_t ima_write_policy(struct file *file, const char __user *buf,
> > > >       result = mutex_lock_interruptible(&ima_write_mutex);
> > > >       if (result < 0)
> > > >               goto out_free;
> > > > -     result = ima_parse_add_rule(data);
> > > > -     mutex_unlock(&ima_write_mutex);
> > > >
> > > > +     if (data[0] == '/')
> > >
> > > >It seems that if we feed relative path to ima_policy the update will fail...
> > >
> > > Yes, i think it is always a good idea to pass absolute path.
> > 
> > What if we at least emit a warning so people know what's wrong?
> 
> The next patch "ima: measure and appraise the IMA policy itself" adds
> the following.  Is a failure message enough?

That would be the wrong message.  The above code does not handle relative paths 
so any attempt to load the policy by "./ima_policy_file" or 
"../../ima_policy_file" will fail.

Isn't there a kernel function that checks if given string is a path-name?

> +       else if (ima_appraise & IMA_APPRAISE_POLICY) {
> +               pr_err("IMA: signed policy required\n");
> +               integrity_audit_msg(AUDIT_INTEGRITY_STATUS, NULL, NULL,
> +                                   "policy_update", "signed policy
> required",
> +                                   1, 0);
> +               if (ima_appraise & IMA_APPRAISE_ENFORCE)
> +                       result = -EACCES;
> +       } else
>                 result = ima_parse_add_rule(data);
> 
> > 
> >                 Petko
> > 
> > DK: May be a good idea to print that loading policy by path or not.
> 
> Are we including the pathname?  Are you suggesting a log or audit message?

I guess log is more appropriate.

  reply index

Thread overview: 77+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-02-03 19:06 [PATCH v3 00/22] vfs: support for a common kernel file loader Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 01/22] ima: separate 'security.ima' reading functionality from collect Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 02/22] ima: refactor ima_policy_show() to display "ima_hooks" rules Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 19:45   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-10 19:33   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 03/22] ima: use "ima_hooks" enum as function argument Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 19:46   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-10 19:35   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 04/22] firmware: simplify dev_*() print messages for generic helpers Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:26   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 05/22] firmware: move completing fw into a helper Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:27   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 06/22] firmware: fold successful fw read early Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:36   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 20:26     ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 07/22] vfs: define a generic function to read a file from the kernel Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:41   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 08/22] vfs: define kernel_read_file_id enumeration Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:41   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:45   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 09/22] ima: provide buffer hash calculation function Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 10/22] ima: calculate the hash of a buffer using aynchronous hash(ahash) Mimi Zohar
2016-02-10 19:58   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 11/22] ima: define a new hook to measure and appraise a file already in memory Mimi Zohar
2016-02-10 20:27   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 12/22] vfs: define kernel_read_file_from_path Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:46   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:47   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 13/22] firmware: replace call to fw_read_file_contents() with kernel version Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:56   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:51   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 14/22] security: define kernel_read_file hook Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:57   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:54   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-11 16:54   ` Casey Schaufler
2016-02-11 19:35     ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 15/22] vfs: define kernel_copy_file_from_fd() Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 17:58   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:55   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 16/22] module: replace copy_module_from_fd with kernel version Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 18:04   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:56   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-05  0:19     ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 17/22] ima: remove firmware and module specific cached status info Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 19:56   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-10 20:18   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-10 23:14     ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 18/22] kexec: replace call to copy_file_from_fd() with kernel version Mimi Zohar
2016-02-04 18:05   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-04 19:57   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2016-02-12 12:50   ` Dave Young
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 19/22] ima: support for kexec image and initramfs Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 20:10   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-08 23:34     ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-10 21:09   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-10 23:21     ` Mimi Zohar
     [not found]       ` <CACE9dm8OJ1cgbKszUG-pCiEMVarUFLLWi_jewVV-JEMGAJsA-g@mail.gmail.com>
2016-02-11  2:08         ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-11  8:47           ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-11 12:16             ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-12 12:53   ` Dave Young
2016-02-12 13:09     ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 20/22] ima: load policy using path Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 19:59   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-08  9:58     ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-08 10:35       ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-08 10:45         ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-08 21:12           ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-09  7:47             ` Petko Manolov [this message]
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 21/22] ima: measure and appraise the IMA policy itself Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 20:01   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-10 20:22   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-10 23:15     ` Mimi Zohar
2016-02-03 19:06 ` [PATCH v3 22/22] ima: require signed IMA policy Mimi Zohar
2016-02-07 20:02   ` Petko Manolov
2016-02-10 20:24   ` Dmitry Kasatkin
2016-02-04 18:15 ` [PATCH v3 00/22] vfs: support for a common kernel file loader Kees Cook
2016-02-04 23:54   ` Mimi Zohar

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