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* [PATCH/RFC] mount: improve signal management when locking mtab.
@ 2011-06-22  6:38 NeilBrown
  2011-06-22 15:08 ` Chuck Lever
  2011-06-29 14:27 ` Steve Dickson
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: NeilBrown @ 2011-06-22  6:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Steve Dickson, linux-nfs


From: Neil Brown <neilb@suse.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:15:45 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] mount: improve signal management when locking mtab.

As mount.nfs can run setuid it must be careful about how the user can
interact with in.  In particular it needs to ensure it does not
respond badly to any signals that the user might be able to generate.

This is particularly an issue while updating /etc/mtab (when that is
not linked to /proc/mounts).  If the user can generate a signal which
kills mount.nfs while /etc/mtab is locked, then it will leave the file
locked, and could possibly corrupt mtab (particularly if 'ulimit 1'
was previously issued).

Currently lock_mtab does set some handlers for signals, but not
enough.  It arranges for every signal up to (but not including)
SIGCHLD to cause mount.nfs to unlock mdadm promptly exit ... even if
the default behaviour would be to ignore the signal.  SIGALRM is
handled specially, and signals after SIGCHLD are left with their
default behaviour.  This includes for example SIGXFSZ which can be
generated by the user running "ulimit 1".

So: change this so that some signals are left unchanged, SIGALRM is
handled as required, and all signals that the user can generate are
explicitly ignored.

The remainder still cause mount.nfs to print a message, unlock mtab, and exit.

Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>
---
 utils/mount/fstab.c |   37 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 1 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/utils/mount/fstab.c b/utils/mount/fstab.c
index a742e64..1fc9efe 100644
--- a/utils/mount/fstab.c
+++ b/utils/mount/fstab.c
@@ -331,16 +331,43 @@ lock_mtab (void) {
 		int sig = 0;
 		struct sigaction sa;
 
-		sa.sa_handler = handler;
 		sa.sa_flags = 0;
 		sigfillset (&sa.sa_mask);
   
-		while (sigismember (&sa.sa_mask, ++sig) != -1
-		       && sig != SIGCHLD) {
-			if (sig == SIGALRM)
+		while (sigismember (&sa.sa_mask, ++sig) != -1) {
+			switch(sig) {
+			case SIGCHLD:
+			case SIGKILL:
+			case SIGCONT:
+			case SIGSTOP:
+				/* The cannot be caught, or should not,
+				 * so don't even try.
+				 */
+				continue;
+			case SIGALRM:
 				sa.sa_handler = setlkw_timeout;
-			else
+				break;
+			case SIGHUP:
+			case SIGINT:
+			case SIGQUIT:
+			case SIGWINCH:
+			case SIGTSTP:
+			case SIGTTIN:
+			case SIGTTOU:
+			case SIGPIPE:
+			case SIGXFSZ:
+			case SIGXCPU:
+				/* non-priv user can cause these to be
+				 * generated, so ignore them.
+				 */
+				sa.sa_handler = SIG_IGN;
+				break;
+			default:
+				/* The rest should not be possible, so just
+				 * print a message and unlock mtab.
+				 */
 				sa.sa_handler = handler;
+			}
 			sigaction (sig, &sa, (struct sigaction *) 0);
 		}
 		signals_have_been_setup = 1;
-- 
1.7.3.4


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