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From: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
To: Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@cyphar.com>
Cc: Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>,
	"J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@fieldses.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.ws>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org,
	dev@opencontainers.org, containers@lists.linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] namei: implement various scoping AT_* flags
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 16:38:15 +0200
Message-ID: <20180929143814.yfo6rud7dkyb5ip4@brauner.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180929103453.12025-1-cyphar@cyphar.com>

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 08:34:50PM +1000, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
> The need for some sort of control over VFS's path resolution (to avoid
> malicious paths resulting in inadvertent breakouts) has been a very
> long-standing desire of many userspace applications. This patchset is a
> revival of Al Viro's old AT_NO_JUMPS[1] patchset with a few additions.
> 
> The most obvious change is that AT_NO_JUMPS has been split as dicussed
> in the original thread, along with a further split of AT_NO_PROCLINKS
> which means that each individual property of AT_NO_JUMPS is now a
> separate flag:
> 
>   * Path-based escapes from the starting-point using "/" or ".." are
>     blocked by AT_BENEATH.
>   * Mountpoint crossings are blocked by AT_XDEV.
>   * /proc/$pid/fd/$fd resolution is blocked by AT_NO_PROCLINKS (more
> 	correctly it actually blocks any user of nd_jump_link() because it
> 	allows out-of-VFS path resolution manipulation).
> 
> AT_NO_JUMPS is now effectively (AT_BENEATH|AT_XDEV|AT_NO_PROCLINKS). At
> Linus' suggestion in the original thread, I've also implemented
> AT_NO_SYMLINKS which just denies _all_ symlink resolution (including
> "proclink" resolution).
> 
> An additional improvement was made to AT_XDEV. The original AT_NO_JUMPS
> path didn't consider "/tmp/.." as a mountpoint crossing -- this patch
> blocks this as well (feel free to ask me to remove it if you feel this
> is not sane).

Imho, these flags are very much needed and they all are pretty useful
not just for container runtimes but in general.

> 
> Currently I've only enabled these for openat(2) and the stat(2) family.
> I would hope we could enable it for basically every *at(2) syscall --
> but many of them appear to not have a @flags argument and thus we'll
> need to add several new syscalls to do this. I'm more than happy to send
> those patches, but I'd prefer to know that this preliminary work is
> acceptable before doing a bunch of copy-paste to add new sets of *at(2)
> syscalls.

We should really make sure that we can't make due with openat() alone
before adding a bunch of new syscalls. So there's no need to rush into
this. :)

> 
> One additional feature I've implemented is AT_THIS_ROOT (I imagine this
> is probably going to be more contentious than the refresh of
> AT_NO_JUMPS, so I've included it in a separate patch). The patch itself
> describes my reasoning, but the shortened version of the premise is that
> continer runtimes need to have a way to resolve paths within a
> potentially malicious rootfs. Container runtimes currently do this in
> userspace[2] which has implicit race conditions that are not resolvable
> in userspace (or use fork+exec+chroot and SCM_RIGHTS passing which is
> inefficient). AT_THIS_ROOT allows for per-call chroot-like semantics for
> path resolution, which would be invaluable for us -- and the
> implementation is basically identical to AT_BENEATH (except that we
> don't return errors when someone actually hits the root).
> 
> I've added some selftests for this, but it's not clear to me whether
> they should live here or in xfstests (as far as I can tell there are no
> other VFS tests in selftests, while there are some tests that look like
> generic VFS tests in xfstests). If you'd prefer them to be included in
> xfstests, let me know.
> 
> [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/784221/
> [2]: https://github.com/cyphar/filepath-securejoin
> 
> Aleksa Sarai (3):
>   namei: implement O_BENEATH-style AT_* flags
>   namei: implement AT_THIS_ROOT chroot-like path resolution
>   selftests: vfs: add AT_* path resolution tests
> 
>  fs/fcntl.c                                    |   2 +-
>  fs/namei.c                                    | 158 ++++++++++++------
>  fs/open.c                                     |  10 ++
>  fs/stat.c                                     |  15 +-
>  include/linux/fcntl.h                         |   3 +-
>  include/linux/namei.h                         |   8 +
>  include/uapi/asm-generic/fcntl.h              |  20 +++
>  include/uapi/linux/fcntl.h                    |  10 ++
>  tools/testing/selftests/Makefile              |   1 +
>  tools/testing/selftests/vfs/.gitignore        |   1 +
>  tools/testing/selftests/vfs/Makefile          |  13 ++
>  tools/testing/selftests/vfs/at_flags.h        |  40 +++++
>  tools/testing/selftests/vfs/common.sh         |  37 ++++
>  .../selftests/vfs/tests/0001_at_beneath.sh    |  72 ++++++++
>  .../selftests/vfs/tests/0002_at_xdev.sh       |  54 ++++++
>  .../vfs/tests/0003_at_no_proclinks.sh         |  50 ++++++
>  .../vfs/tests/0004_at_no_symlinks.sh          |  49 ++++++
>  .../selftests/vfs/tests/0005_at_this_root.sh  |  66 ++++++++
>  tools/testing/selftests/vfs/vfs_helper.c      | 154 +++++++++++++++++
>  19 files changed, 707 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/.gitignore
>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/Makefile
>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/at_flags.h
>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/common.sh
>  create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/tests/0001_at_beneath.sh
>  create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/tests/0002_at_xdev.sh
>  create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/tests/0003_at_no_proclinks.sh
>  create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/tests/0004_at_no_symlinks.sh
>  create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/tests/0005_at_this_root.sh
>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/vfs/vfs_helper.c
> 
> -- 
> 2.19.0
> 

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-29 10:34 Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-29 10:34 ` [PATCH 1/3] namei: implement O_BENEATH-style " Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-29 14:48   ` Christian Brauner
2018-09-29 15:34     ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-30  4:38   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-01 12:28   ` Jann Horn
2018-10-01 13:00     ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-01 16:04       ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-04 17:20         ` Christian Brauner
2018-09-29 13:15 ` [PATCH 2/3] namei: implement AT_THIS_ROOT chroot-like path resolution Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-29 13:15   ` [PATCH 3/3] selftests: vfs: add AT_* path resolution tests Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-29 16:35   ` [PATCH 2/3] namei: implement AT_THIS_ROOT chroot-like path resolution Jann Horn
2018-09-29 17:25     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-10-01  9:46       ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-01  5:44     ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-01 10:13       ` Jann Horn
2018-10-01 16:18         ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-04 17:27           ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-01 10:42       ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-01 11:29         ` Jann Horn
2018-10-01 12:35           ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-01 13:55       ` Bruce Fields
2018-10-01 14:28       ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-10-02  7:32         ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-03 22:09           ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-10-06 20:56           ` Florian Weimer
2018-10-06 21:49             ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-01 14:00     ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-04 16:26     ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-04 17:31       ` Christian Brauner
2018-10-04 18:26       ` Jann Horn
2018-10-05 15:07         ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-05 15:55           ` Jann Horn
2018-10-06  2:10             ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-08 10:50               ` Jann Horn
2018-09-29 14:25 ` [PATCH 0/3] namei: implement various scoping AT_* flags Andy Lutomirski
2018-09-29 15:45   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-29 16:34     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-09-29 19:44       ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-09-29 14:38 ` Christian Brauner [this message]
2018-09-30  4:44   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-09-30 13:54 ` Alban Crequy
2018-09-30 14:02   ` Christian Brauner
2018-09-30 19:45 ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-09-30 21:46   ` Jann Horn
2018-09-30 22:37     ` Mickaël Salaün
2018-10-01 20:14       ` James Morris
2018-10-01  4:08 ` Dave Chinner
2018-10-01  5:47   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-01  6:14     ` Dave Chinner
2018-10-01 13:28 ` David Laight
2018-10-01 16:15   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-10-03 13:21     ` David Laight

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