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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Micah Morton <mortonm@chromium.org>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>,
	Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>,
	linux-security-module <linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] LSM: add SafeSetID module that gates setid calls
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2018 16:08:16 -0800
Message-ID: <CAGXu5jJCk8p_nkuutM0kPLhwibKEVoA6E=ZqT2r8jVK5H47ORQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181121165409.54278-1-mortonm@chromium.org>

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 8:54 AM <mortonm@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> From: Micah Morton <mortonm@chromium.org>
>
> SafeSetID gates the setid family of syscalls to restrict UID/GID
> transitions from a given UID/GID to only those approved by a
> system-wide whitelist. These restrictions also prohibit the given
> UIDs/GIDs from obtaining auxiliary privileges associated with
> CAP_SET{U/G}ID, such as allowing a user to set up user namespace UID
> mappings. For now, only gating the set*uid family of syscalls is
> supported, with support for set*gid coming in a future patch set.
>
> Signed-off-by: Micah Morton <mortonm@chromium.org>
> ---
>
> Sending a patch developed against the 'next-general' branch of the
> linux-security tree, since the previous patch versions wouldn't apply
> cleanly to 'next-general'.

I'm finally getting back around to this. Sorry for the delay!

A few general process notes:
- Please "version" your patches in the Subject (e.g. "[PATCH v3] LSM:
add SafeSetID ..."). This helps track discussion.
- Please include a "changes since last version below the first "---"
line, to summarize what has changed. This makes review faster for
people that have read a specific version but need to catch up (like
me) :)

> +/*
> + * TODO: Figuring out whether the current syscall number (saved on the kernel
> + * stack) is one of the set*uid syscalls is an operation that requires checking
> + * the number against arch-specific constants as seen below. The need for this
> + * LSM to know about arch-specific syscall stuff is not ideal. Is it better to
> + * implement an arch-specific function that gets called from this file and
> + * update arch/Kconfig to mention that the HAVE_SAFESETID symbol should only be
> + * selected for architectures that implement the function? Any other ideas?
> + */

What would Stephen's solution for this problem end up looking like? I
think avoiding the arch-specific-ness would be quite valuable.

I think adding a capability for this isn't the way to go (there is a
very painful history on adding capabilities). This feels much more
like a good mapping to an LSM (it's narrowing a privilege) with a very
specific policy.

-- 
Kees Cook

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Thread overview: 88+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-31 15:28 mortonm
2018-10-31 21:02 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-10-31 21:57   ` Kees Cook
2018-10-31 22:37     ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-01  1:12       ` Micah Morton
2018-11-01  6:13         ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-01 15:39           ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-01 15:56             ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-01 16:18             ` Micah Morton
2018-11-01  6:07   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-01 16:11     ` Micah Morton
2018-11-01 16:22       ` Micah Morton
2018-11-01 16:41       ` Micah Morton
2018-11-01 17:08       ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-01 19:52         ` Micah Morton
2018-11-02 16:05           ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-02 17:12             ` Micah Morton
2018-11-02 18:19               ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-02 18:30                 ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-02 19:02                   ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-02 19:22                     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-08 20:53                       ` Micah Morton
2018-11-08 21:34                         ` Casey Schaufler
2018-11-09  0:30                           ` Micah Morton
2018-11-09 23:21                             ` [PATCH] LSM: generalize flag passing to security_capable mortonm
2018-11-21 16:54                             ` [PATCH] LSM: add SafeSetID module that gates setid calls mortonm
2018-12-06  0:08                               ` Kees Cook [this message]
2018-12-06 17:51                                 ` Micah Morton
2019-01-11 17:13                                 ` [PATCH v2] " mortonm
2019-01-15  0:38                                   ` Kees Cook
2019-01-15 18:04                                     ` [PATCH v3 1/2] LSM: mark all set*uid call sites in kernel/sys.c mortonm
2019-01-15 19:34                                       ` Kees Cook
2019-01-15 18:04                                     ` [PATCH v3 2/2] LSM: add SafeSetID module that gates setid calls mortonm
2019-01-15 19:44                                       ` Kees Cook
2019-01-15 21:50                                         ` [PATCH v4 " mortonm
2019-01-15 22:32                                           ` Kees Cook
2019-01-16 15:46                                             ` [PATCH v5 " mortonm
2019-01-16 16:10                                               ` Casey Schaufler
2019-01-22 20:40                                                 ` Micah Morton
2019-01-22 22:28                                                   ` James Morris
2019-01-22 22:40                                                     ` Micah Morton
2019-01-22 22:42                                                       ` [PATCH v3 1/2] " mortonm
2019-01-25 15:51                                                         ` Micah Morton
2019-01-25 20:15                                               ` [PATCH v5 2/2] " James Morris
2019-01-25 21:06                                                 ` Micah Morton
2019-01-28 19:47                                                   ` Micah Morton
2019-01-28 19:56                                                     ` Kees Cook
2019-01-28 20:09                                                       ` James Morris
2019-01-28 20:19                                                       ` Micah Morton
2019-01-28 20:30                                                         ` [PATCH] LSM: Add 'name' field for SafeSetID in DEFINE_LSM mortonm
2019-01-28 22:12                                                           ` James Morris
2019-01-28 22:33                                                         ` [PATCH v5 2/2] LSM: add SafeSetID module that gates setid calls Micah Morton
2019-01-29 17:25                                                           ` James Morris
2019-01-29 21:14                                                             ` Micah Morton
2019-01-30  7:15                                                               ` Kees Cook
2019-02-06 19:03                                                                 ` [PATCH] LSM: SafeSetID: add selftest mortonm
2019-02-06 19:26                                                                   ` Edwin Zimmerman
2019-02-07 21:54                                                                     ` Micah Morton
2019-02-12 19:01                                                                   ` James Morris
2019-01-15 21:58                                         ` [PATCH v3 2/2] LSM: add SafeSetID module that gates setid calls Micah Morton
2019-01-15 19:49                                     ` [PATCH v2] " Micah Morton
2019-01-15 19:53                                       ` Kees Cook
2019-01-15  4:07                                   ` James Morris
2019-01-15 19:42                                     ` Micah Morton
2018-11-02 19:28                 ` [PATCH] " Micah Morton
2018-11-06 19:09                 ` [PATCH v2] " mortonm
2018-11-06 20:59       ` [PATCH] " James Morris
2018-11-06 21:21         ` [PATCH v3] " mortonm
2018-11-02 18:07 ` [PATCH] " Stephen Smalley
2018-11-02 19:13   ` Micah Morton
2018-11-19 18:54   ` [PATCH] [PATCH] LSM: generalize flag passing to security_capable mortonm
2018-12-13 22:29     ` Micah Morton
2018-12-13 23:09       ` Casey Schaufler
2018-12-14  0:05         ` Micah Morton
2018-12-18 22:37         ` [PATCH v2] " mortonm
2019-01-07 17:55           ` Micah Morton
2019-01-07 18:16             ` Casey Schaufler
2019-01-07 18:36               ` Micah Morton
2019-01-07 18:46                 ` Casey Schaufler
2019-01-07 19:02                   ` Micah Morton
2019-01-07 22:57                     ` [PATCH v3] " mortonm
2019-01-07 23:13           ` [PATCH v2] " Kees Cook
2019-01-08  0:10             ` [PATCH v4] " mortonm
2019-01-08  0:20               ` Kees Cook
2019-01-09 18:39                 ` Micah Morton
2019-01-10 22:31               ` James Morris
2019-01-10 23:03                 ` Micah Morton
2019-01-08  0:10             ` [PATCH v2] " Micah Morton

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