[PATCH RFC] user-namespaced file capabilities - now with more magic

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri May 20 11:19:10 UTC 2016


On Thu, 2016-05-19 at 22:40 -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Mimi Zohar (zohar at linux.vnet.ibm.com):
> > On Wed, 2016-05-18 at 16:57 -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:

> > > diff --git a/fs/xattr.c b/fs/xattr.c
> > > index 4861322..5c0e7ae 100644
> > > --- a/fs/xattr.c
> > > +++ b/fs/xattr.c
> > > @@ -94,11 +94,26 @@ int __vfs_setxattr_noperm(struct dentry *dentry, const char *name,
> > >  {
> > >  	struct inode *inode = dentry->d_inode;
> > >  	int error = -EOPNOTSUPP;
> > > +	void *wvalue = NULL;
> > > +	size_t wsize = 0;
> > >  	int issec = !strncmp(name, XATTR_SECURITY_PREFIX,
> > >  				   XATTR_SECURITY_PREFIX_LEN);
> > > 
> > > -	if (issec)
> > > +	if (issec) {
> > >  		inode->i_flags &= ~S_NOSEC;
> > > +		/* if root in a non-init user_ns tries to set
> > > +		 * security.capability, write a security.nscapability
> > > +		 * in its place */
> > > +		if (!strcmp(name, "security.capability") &&
> > > +				current_user_ns() != &init_user_ns) {
> > > +			cap_setxattr_make_nscap(dentry, value, size, &wvalue, &wsize);
> > > +			if (!wvalue)
> > > +				return -EPERM;
> > > +			value = wvalue;
> > > +			size = wsize;
> > > +			name = "security.nscapability";
> > > +		}
> > 
> > The call to capable_wrt_inode_uidgid() is hidden behind
> > cap_setxattr_make_nscap().  Does it make sense to call it here instead,
> > before the security.capability test?  This would lay the foundation for
> > doing something similar for IMA.
> 
> Might make sense to move that.  Though looking at it with fresh eyes I wonder
> whether adding less code here at __vfs_setxattr_noperm(), i.e.
> 
> 		if (!cap_setxattr_makenscap(dentry, &value, &size, &name))
> 			return -EPERM;
> 
> would be cleaner.

Yes, it would be cleaner,  but I'm suggesting you do all the hard work
making it generic.  Then the rest of us can follow your lead.  Its more
likely that you'll get it right.  At a high level, it might look like:

               /* Permit root in a non-init user_ns to modify the security
                 * namespace xattr equivalents (eg. nscapability, ns_ima, etc). 
                 */
                if ((current_user_ns() != &init_user_ns) &&
                        capable_wrt_inode_uidgid(inode, CAP_SETFCAP)) {

			if  security..capability
				call capability  /* set nscapability? */

			else if security.ima 
				call ima 	/* set ns_ima? */
		}

Mimi



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