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From: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
To: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@huawei.com>, mjg59@google.com
Cc: linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 06/12] evm: Ignore INTEGRITY_NOLABEL/INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS if conditions are safe
Date: Sun, 02 May 2021 20:12:41 -0400
Message-ID: <b8790b57e289980d4fe1133d15203ce016d2319d.camel@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210407105252.30721-7-roberto.sassu@huawei.com>

Hi Roberto,

On Wed, 2021-04-07 at 12:52 +0200, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> When a file is being created, LSMs can set the initial label with the
> inode_init_security hook. If no HMAC key is loaded, the new file will have
> LSM xattrs but not the HMAC. It is also possible that the file remains
> without protected xattrs after creation if no active LSM provided it.
> 
> Unfortunately, EVM will deny any further metadata operation on new files,
> as evm_protect_xattr() will always return the INTEGRITY_NOLABEL error, or
> INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS if no protected xattrs exist. This would limit the
> usability of EVM when only a public key is loaded, as commands such as cp
> or tar with the option to preserve xattrs won't work.
> 
> This patch ignores these errors when they won't be an issue, if no HMAC key
> is loaded and cannot be loaded in the future (which can be enforced by
> setting the EVM_SETUP_COMPLETE initialization flag).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@huawei.com>
> ---
>  security/integrity/evm/evm_main.c | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/security/integrity/evm/evm_main.c b/security/integrity/evm/evm_main.c
> index 998818283fda..6556e8c22da9 100644
> --- a/security/integrity/evm/evm_main.c
> +++ b/security/integrity/evm/evm_main.c
> @@ -90,6 +90,24 @@ static bool evm_key_loaded(void)
>  	return (bool)(evm_initialized & EVM_KEY_MASK);
>  }
>  
> +/*
> + * Ignoring INTEGRITY_NOLABEL/INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS is safe if no HMAC key
> + * is loaded and the EVM_SETUP_COMPLETE initialization flag is set.
> + */
> +static bool evm_ignore_error_safe(enum integrity_status evm_status)
> +{
> +	if (evm_initialized & EVM_INIT_HMAC)
> +		return false;
> +
> +	if (!(evm_initialized & EVM_SETUP_COMPLETE))
> +		return false;
> +
> +	if (evm_status != INTEGRITY_NOLABEL && evm_status != INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS)
> +		return false;
> +
> +	return true;
> +}
> +
>  static int evm_find_protected_xattrs(struct dentry *dentry)
>  {
>  	struct inode *inode = d_backing_inode(dentry);
> @@ -354,6 +372,8 @@ static int evm_protect_xattr(struct dentry *dentry, const char *xattr_name,
>  				    -EPERM, 0);
>  	}
>  out:
> +	if (evm_ignore_error_safe(evm_status))
> +		return 0;

I agree with the concept, but the function name doesn't provide enough
context.  Perhaps defining a function more along the lines of
"evm_hmac_disabled()" would be more appropriate and at the same time
self documenting.

>  	if (evm_status != INTEGRITY_PASS)
>  		integrity_audit_msg(AUDIT_INTEGRITY_METADATA, d_backing_inode(dentry),
>  				    dentry->d_name.name, "appraise_metadata",
> @@ -515,7 +535,8 @@ int evm_inode_setattr(struct dentry *dentry, struct iattr *attr)
>  		return 0;
>  	evm_status = evm_verify_current_integrity(dentry);
>  	if ((evm_status == INTEGRITY_PASS) ||
> -	    (evm_status == INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS))
> +	    (evm_status == INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS) ||
> +	    (evm_ignore_error_safe(evm_status)))

It would also remove the INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS test duplication here.

thanks,

Mimi

>  		return 0;
>  	integrity_audit_msg(AUDIT_INTEGRITY_METADATA, d_backing_inode(dentry),
>  			    dentry->d_name.name, "appraise_metadata",


  reply index

Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-07 10:52 [PATCH v5 00/12] evm: Improve usability of portable signatures Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 01/12] evm: Execute evm_inode_init_security() only when an HMAC key is loaded Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 02/12] evm: Load EVM key in ima_load_x509() to avoid appraisal Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 03/12] evm: Refuse EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES only if an HMAC key is loaded Roberto Sassu
2021-04-30 20:28   ` Mimi Zohar
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 04/12] ima: Move ima_reset_appraise_flags() call to post hooks Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 16:17   ` Casey Schaufler
2021-04-07 16:31     ` Roberto Sassu
2021-04-26 19:49     ` Mimi Zohar
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 05/12] evm: Introduce evm_status_revalidate() Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 06/12] evm: Ignore INTEGRITY_NOLABEL/INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS if conditions are safe Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03  0:12   ` Mimi Zohar [this message]
2021-05-03  7:55     ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 12:07       ` Mimi Zohar
2021-05-03 14:15       ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 14:34         ` Mimi Zohar
2021-05-04 13:16           ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-04 13:45             ` Mimi Zohar
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 07/12] evm: Allow xattr/attr operations for portable signatures Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03  0:12   ` Mimi Zohar
2021-05-04 14:28     ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-04 14:49       ` Mimi Zohar
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 08/12] evm: Pass user namespace to set/remove xattr hooks Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 12:06   ` Christian Brauner
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 09/12] evm: Allow setxattr() and setattr() for unmodified metadata Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 12:05   ` Christian Brauner
2021-04-07 15:23   ` kernel test robot
2021-04-07 18:14   ` kernel test robot
2021-04-07 19:28     ` [RESEND][PATCH " Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 13:00   ` [PATCH " Mimi Zohar
2021-05-03 14:48     ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 15:13       ` Mimi Zohar
2021-05-03 15:30         ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 15:11     ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 15:26       ` Mimi Zohar
2021-05-03 15:32         ` Roberto Sassu
2021-05-03 15:48           ` Mimi Zohar
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 10/12] ima: Allow imasig requirement to be satisfied by EVM portable signatures Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 11/12] ima: Introduce template field evmsig and write to field sig as fallback Roberto Sassu
2021-04-07 10:52 ` [PATCH v5 12/12] ima: Don't remove security.ima if file must not be appraised Roberto Sassu

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