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From: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
To: "Mickaël Salaün" <mic@digikod.net>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>,
	Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	David Drysdale <drysdale@google.com>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	"Eric W . Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	James Morris <james.l.morris@oracle.com>,
	Jann Horn <jann@thejh.net>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>,
	Sargun Dhillon <sargun@sargun.me>,
	"Serge E . Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>, Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Graf <tgraf@suug.ch>, Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.ws>,
	Will Drewry <wad@chromium.org>,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com, linux-api@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com>,
	Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>,
	Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v8 01/11] fs,security: Add a security blob to nameidata
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:23:29 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180227012329.GL30522@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180227005721.GK30522@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:57:21AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 01:41:11AM +0100, Mickaël Salaün wrote:
> > The function current_nameidata_security(struct inode *) can be used to
> > retrieve a blob's pointer address tied to the inode being walk through.
> > This enable to follow a path lookup and know where an inode access come
> > from. This is needed for the Landlock LSM to be able to restrict access
> > to file path.
> > 
> > The LSM hook nameidata_free_security(struct inode *) is called before
> > freeing the associated nameidata.
> 
> NAK.  Not without well-defined semantics and "some Linux S&M uses that for
> something, don't ask what" does not count.

Incidentally, pathwalk mechanics is subject to change at zero notice, so
if you want something, you'd better
	* have explicitly defined semantics
	* explain what it is - on fsdevel
	* not have it hidden behind the layers of opaque LSM dreck, pardon
the redundance.

Again, pathwalk internals have changed in the past and may bloody well
change again in the future.  There's a damn good reason why struct nameidata
is _not_ visible outside of fs/namei.c, and quietly relying upon any
implementation details is no-go.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-02-27  1:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-27  0:41 [PATCH bpf-next v8 00/11] Landlock LSM: Toward unprivileged sandboxing Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 01/11] fs,security: Add a security blob to nameidata Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:57   ` Al Viro
2018-02-27  1:23     ` Al Viro [this message]
2018-03-11 20:14       ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-28 16:27   ` kbuild test robot
2018-02-28 16:58   ` kbuild test robot
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 02/11] fs,security: Add a new file access type: MAY_CHROOT Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 03/11] bpf: Add eBPF program subtype and is_valid_subtype() verifier Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 04/11] bpf,landlock: Define an eBPF program type for Landlock hooks Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 05/11] seccomp,landlock: Enforce Landlock programs per process hierarchy Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  2:08   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-02-27  4:40     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27  4:54       ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-02-27  5:20         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27  5:32           ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-02-27 16:39             ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27 17:30               ` Casey Schaufler
2018-02-27 17:36                 ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27 18:03                   ` Casey Schaufler
2018-02-27 21:48               ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-04-08 13:13                 ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-04-08 21:06                   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-04-08 22:01                     ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-04-10  4:48                       ` Alexei Starovoitov
2018-04-11 22:18                         ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 06/11] bpf,landlock: Add a new map type: inode Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-28 17:35   ` kbuild test robot
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 07/11] landlock: Handle filesystem access control Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 08/11] landlock: Add ptrace restrictions Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  4:17   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27  5:01     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27 22:14       ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27 23:02         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27 23:23           ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-28  0:00             ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-28  0:09               ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-03-06 22:28                 ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-04-01 22:48                   ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27 22:18     ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 09/11] bpf: Add a Landlock sandbox example Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 10/11] bpf,landlock: Add tests for Landlock Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  0:41 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 11/11] landlock: Add user and kernel documentation " Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27  4:36 ` [PATCH bpf-next v8 00/11] Landlock LSM: Toward unprivileged sandboxing Andy Lutomirski
2018-02-27 22:03   ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-02-27 23:09     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-03-06 22:25       ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-03-06 22:33         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-03-06 22:46           ` Tycho Andersen
2018-03-06 23:06             ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-03-07  1:21               ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-03-08 23:51                 ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-03-08 23:53                   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-04-01 22:04                     ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-04-02  0:39                       ` Tycho Andersen

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