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From: KP Singh <kpsingh@chromium.org>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>,
	Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>, Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>,
	SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>,
	linux-efi@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Security Module list 
	<linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org, selinux@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org,
	open list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 09/17] LSM: Introduce kernel_post_load_data() hook
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 02:21:42 +0200
Message-ID: <CACYkzJ6djhtZ2GUDZgf+YO-fXTFhmH9=Mu1t+3eAOosj=1kGhw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200729175845.1745471-10-keescook@chromium.org>

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 7:59 PM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> There are a few places in the kernel where LSMs would like to have
> visibility into the contents of a kernel buffer that has been loaded or
> read. While security_kernel_post_read_file() (which includes the
> buffer) exists as a pairing for security_kernel_read_file(), no such
> hook exists to pair with security_kernel_load_data().
>
> Earlier proposals for just using security_kernel_post_read_file() with a
> NULL file argument were rejected (i.e. "file" should always be valid for
> the security_..._file hooks, but it appears at least one case was
> left in the kernel during earlier refactoring. (This will be fixed in
> a subsequent patch.)
>
> Since not all cases of security_kernel_load_data() can have a single
> contiguous buffer made available to the LSM hook (e.g. kexec image
> segments are separately loaded), there needs to be a way for the LSM to
> reason about its expectations of the hook coverage. In order to handle
> this, add a "contents" argument to the "kernel_load_data" hook that
> indicates if the newly added "kernel_post_load_data" hook will be called
> with the full contents once loaded. That way, LSMs requiring full contents
> can choose to unilaterally reject "kernel_load_data" with contents=false
> (which is effectively the existing hook coverage), but when contents=true
> they can allow it and later evaluate the "kernel_post_load_data" hook
> once the buffer is loaded.
>
> With this change, LSMs can gain coverage over non-file-backed data loads
> (e.g. init_module(2) and firmware userspace helper), which will happen
> in subsequent patches.
>
> Additionally prepare IMA to start processing these cases.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

Thanks for adding this! Would be really useful for us.

Reviewed-by: KP Singh <kpsingh@google.com>

> ---
>  drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c       |  2 +-

[...]

> index 5de45010fb1a..1a5c68196faf 100644
> --- a/security/selinux/hooks.c
> +++ b/security/selinux/hooks.c
> @@ -4019,7 +4019,7 @@ static int selinux_kernel_read_file(struct file *file,
>         return rc;
>  }
>
> -static int selinux_kernel_load_data(enum kernel_load_data_id id)
> +static int selinux_kernel_load_data(enum kernel_load_data_id id, bool contents)
>  {
>         int rc = 0;
>
> --
> 2.25.1
>

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-29 17:58 [PATCH v4 00/17] Introduce partial kernel_read_file() support Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 01/17] test_firmware: Test platform fw loading on non-EFI systems Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 02/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Remove FIRMWARE_PREALLOC_BUFFER enum Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 03/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Remove FIRMWARE_EFI_EMBEDDED enum Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 04/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Split into separate include file Kees Cook
2020-07-30  2:22   ` James Morris
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 05/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Split into separate source file Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 06/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Remove redundant size argument Kees Cook
2020-07-30  2:25   ` James Morris
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 07/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Switch buffer size arg to size_t Kees Cook
2020-07-30  2:25   ` James Morris
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 08/17] fs/kernel_read_file: Add file_size output argument Kees Cook
2020-07-30  2:26   ` James Morris
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 09/17] LSM: Introduce kernel_post_load_data() hook Kees Cook
2020-08-06 21:59   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-08-07  0:21   ` KP Singh [this message]
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 10/17] firmware_loader: Use security_post_load_data() Kees Cook
2020-08-06 22:07   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 11/17] module: Call security_kernel_post_load_data() Kees Cook
2020-08-05 14:53   ` Jessica Yu
2020-08-07  0:22     ` KP Singh
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 12/17] LSM: Add "contents" flag to kernel_read_file hook Kees Cook
2020-08-07  0:23   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 13/17] IMA: Add support for file reads without contents Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 14/17] fs/kernel_file_read: Add "offset" arg for partial reads Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 15/17] firmware: Store opt_flags in fw_priv Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 16/17] firmware: Add request_partial_firmware_into_buf() Kees Cook
2020-07-29 17:58 ` [PATCH v4 17/17] test_firmware: Test partial read support Kees Cook

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