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From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
To: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Containers <containers@lists.linux-foundation.org>,
	Christof Meerwald <cmeerw@cmeerw.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] signal: Avoid corrupting si_pid and si_uid in do_notify_parent
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:11:40 +0200
Message-ID: <20200421111139.GC6787@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200421102104.6pt34jknxmtu5ygm@wittgenstein>

Sorry Christian, I don't understand...

On 04/21, Christian Brauner wrote:
>
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:28:47AM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > On 04/21, Christian Brauner wrote:
> > >
> > > > -		__group_send_sig_info(sig, &info, tsk->parent);
> > > > +		__send_signal(sig, &info, tsk->parent, PIDTYPE_TGID, false);
> > >
> > > So below you switch to __send_signal() but set the "force" argument to
> > > to "false".
> >
> > it must be false, the signal is generated from the parent's namespace or
> > its descendant
> >
> > > Before that, if the signal was generated from another pid
> > > namespace and we fixed up si_pid and si_uid the "force" argument was set
> > > to "true",
> >
> > before that the "force" argument could be falsely true by the same reason,
> > task_pid_nr_ns(tsk, tsk->parent) can return 0 because "tsk" no longer have
> > pids after __unhash_process().
>
> As I said in my mail, looking at the codepath it seems safe. My question
> was whether it is _always_ incorrectly false which I do think it is

Again, it must be always "false", it can be incorrectly "true" and this
too is fixed by Eric's patch.

> because child subreapers can't come from outside the pid namespace. If
> they could you could create a scenario where the signal is generated
> from a sibling pid namespace in which case it would be correctly set to
> true.

not sure I understand, but probably the answer is "yes"...

task and task->parent either live in the same namespace or the child's
namespace is the descendant of task->parent's namespace. In both cases
task_pid_nr_ns(tsk, tsk->parent) should return the valid pid_nr and
"force" must be false.

The corner case is release_task() when the last exiting sub-thread sends
a signal on behalf of its ->group_leader, and at this point all the tsk's
pid pointers are NULL, that is why "force" can be falsely "true".

Oleg.


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Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-19 20:13 SIGCHLD signal sometimes sent with si_pid==0 (Linux 5.6.5) Christof Meerwald
2020-04-20 17:05 ` [PATCH] signal: Avoid corrupting si_pid and si_uid in do_notify_parent Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-21  8:30   ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21  9:28     ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-04-21 10:21       ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21 11:11         ` Oleg Nesterov [this message]
2020-04-21 11:26           ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21 12:17             ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-04-21 12:59               ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21 13:42                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-21 11:28           ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-04-21 11:38             ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21 10:28     ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21 14:57     ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-21 15:08       ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21  9:04   ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-04-21 10:19     ` [PATCH] remove the no longer needed pid_alive() check in __task_pid_nr_ns() Oleg Nesterov
2020-04-21 10:50       ` Christian Brauner
2020-04-21 15:05       ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-24 18:05         ` Oleg Nesterov
2020-04-24 19:54           ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-21 14:59 ` SIGCHLD signal sometimes sent with si_pid==0 (Linux 5.6.5) Eric W. Biederman

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