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From: Mark Salyzyn <>
Cc:, Mark Salyzyn <>,,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Miklos Szeredi <>,
Subject: [PATCH] ovl: filter of trusted xattr results in audit
Date: Mon,  7 Oct 2019 09:09:16 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)

When filtering xattr list for reading, presence of trusted xattr
results in a security audit log.  However, if there is other content
no errno will be set, and if there isn't, the errno will be -ENODATA
and not -EPERM as is usually associated with a lack of capability.
The check does not block the request to list the xattrs present.

Switch to has_capability_noaudit to reflect a more appropriate check.

Signed-off-by: Mark Salyzyn <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: # v3.18
Fixes: upstream a082c6f680da ("ovl: filter trusted xattr for non-admin")
Fixes: 3.18 4bcc9b4b3a0a ("ovl: filter trusted xattr for non-admin")
Replaced ns_capable_noaudit with 3.18.y tree specific
has_capability_noaudit present in original submission to
commit 5c2e9f346b815841f9bed6029ebcb06415caf640
("ovl: filter of trusted xattr results in audit")

 fs/overlayfs/inode.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
index a01ec1836a72..1175efa5e956 100644
--- a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
@@ -265,7 +265,8 @@ static bool ovl_can_list(const char *s)
 		return true;
 	/* Never list trusted.overlay, list other trusted for superuser only */
-	return !ovl_is_private_xattr(s) && capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN);
+	return !ovl_is_private_xattr(s) &&
+	       has_capability_noaudit(current, CAP_SYS_ADMIN);
 ssize_t ovl_listxattr(struct dentry *dentry, char *list, size_t size)

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-07 16:09 Mark Salyzyn [this message]
2019-10-07 16:16 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-07 16:17   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-07 16:40     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-07 16:43       ` Mark Salyzyn
2019-10-07 16:42     ` Mark Salyzyn
2019-10-07 16:48       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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