[PATCH 8/16] Masquerade the siginfo when sending a pid to a foreign namespace

Pavel Emelianov xemul at openvz.org
Fri Jul 6 01:07:37 PDT 2007


When user send signal from (say) init namespace to any task in a sub
namespace the siginfo struct must not carry the sender's pid value, as
this value may refer to some task in the destination namespace and thus
may confuse the application.

The consensus was to pretend in this case as if it is the kernel who
sends the signal.

The pid_ns_accessible() call is introduced to check this pid-to-ns
accessibility.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelianov <xemul at openvz.org>

---

 include/linux/pid.h |   10 ++++++++++
 kernel/signal.c     |   34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 2 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff -upr linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2.orig/include/linux/pid.h linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2-2/include/linux/pid.h
--- linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2.orig/include/linux/pid.h	2007-06-14 12:14:29.000000000 +0400
+++ linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2-2/include/linux/pid.h	2007-07-04 19:00:38.000000000 +0400
@@ -83,6 +89,16 @@ extern void FASTCALL(detach_pid(struct t
 	return nr;
 }
 
+/*
+ * checks whether the pid actually lives in the namespace ns, i.e. it was
+ * created in this namespace or it was moved there.
+ */
+
+static inline int pid_ns_accessible(struct pid_namespace *ns, struct pid *pid)
+{
+	return pid->numbers[pid->level].ns == ns;
+}
+
 #define do_each_pid_task(pid, type, task)				\
 	do {								\
 		struct hlist_node *pos___;				\
diff -upr linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2.orig/kernel/signal.c linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2-2/kernel/signal.c
--- linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2.orig/kernel/signal.c	2007-07-04 19:00:38.000000000 +0400
+++ linux-2.6.22-rc4-mm2-2/kernel/signal.c	2007-07-04 19:00:38.000000000 +0400
@@ -1124,13 +1124,31 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kill_pid_info_as_uid);
  * is probably wrong.  Should make it like BSD or SYSV.
  */
 
-static int kill_something_info(int sig, struct siginfo *info, int pid)
+static inline void masquerade_siginfo(struct pid_namespace *src_ns,
+		struct pid *tgt_pid, struct siginfo *info)
+{
+	if (tgt_pid != NULL && !pid_ns_accessible(src_ns, tgt_pid)) {
+		/*
+		 * current namespace is not seen from the taks we
+		 * want to send the signal to, so pretend as if it
+		 * is the kernel who does this to avoid pid messing
+		 * by the target
+		 */
+
+		info->si_pid = 0;
+		info->si_code = SI_KERNEL;
+	}
+}
+
+static int kill_something_info(int sig, struct siginfo *info, int pid_nr)
 {
 	int ret;
+	struct pid *pid;
+
 	rcu_read_lock();
-	if (!pid) {
+	if (!pid_nr) {
 		ret = kill_pgrp_info(sig, info, task_pgrp(current));
-	} else if (pid == -1) {
+	} else if (pid_nr == -1) {
 		int retval = 0, count = 0;
 		struct task_struct * p;
 
@@ -1145,10 +1163,14 @@ static int kill_something_info(int sig, 
 		}
 		read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
 		ret = count ? retval : -ESRCH;
-	} else if (pid < 0) {
-		ret = kill_pgrp_info(sig, info, find_pid(-pid));
+	} else if (pid_nr < 0) {
+		pid = find_vpid(-pid_nr);
+		masquerade_siginfo(current->nsproxy->pid_ns, pid, info);
+		ret = kill_pgrp_info(sig, info, pid);
 	} else {
-		ret = kill_pid_info(sig, info, find_pid(pid));
+		pid = find_vpid(pid_nr);
+		masquerade_siginfo(current->nsproxy->pid_ns, pid, info);
+		ret = kill_pid_info(sig, info, pid);
 	}
 	rcu_read_unlock();
 	return ret;



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