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SubjectRe: [Patch v3] vfs: allow file truncations when both suid and write permissions set
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On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 16:38 -0400, Eric Paris wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-08-08 at 05:23 +0900, OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> > Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com> writes:
> >
> > > On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 06:05 -0400, Amerigo Wang wrote:
> > >> V2 -> V3:
> > >> Call notify_change() before clearing suid/sgid.
> > >> Thanks to OGAWA Hirofumi.
> > >>
> > >> V1 -> V2:
> > >> Introduce dentry_remove_suid(), and use it in do_truncate().
> > >> Thanks to Eric Paris.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> When suid is set and the non-owner user has write permission,
> > >> any writing into this file should be allowed and suid should be
> > >> removed after that.
> > >>
> > >> However, current kernel only allows writing without truncations,
> > >> when we do truncations on that file, we get EPERM. This is a bug.
> > >>
> > >> Steps to reproduce this bug:
> > >>
> > >> % ls -l rootdir/file1
> > >> -rwsrwsrwx 1 root root 3 Jun 25 15:42 rootdir/file1
> > >> % echo h > rootdir/file1
> > >> zsh: operation not permitted: rootdir/file1
> > >> % ls -l rootdir/file1
> > >> -rwsrwsrwx 1 root root 3 Jun 25 15:42 rootdir/file1
> > >> % echo h >> rootdir/file1
> > >> % ls -l rootdir/file1
> > >> -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Jun 25 16:34 rootdir/file1
> > >>
> > >> This patch fixes it.
> > >>
> > >> Signed-off-by: WANG Cong <amwang@redhat.com>
> > >> Cc: Eric Sandeen <esandeen@redhat.com>
> > >> Cc: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
> > >> Cc: Eugene Teo <eteo@redhat.com>
> > >> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> > >> Cc: hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp
> > >
> > > I was thinking about this and kept telling myself I was going to test v2
> > > before I ack/nak. Clearly we shouldn't for the dropping of SUID if the
> > > process didn't have permission to change the ATTR_SIZE.
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
> >
> > BTW, Do you know why doesn't security modules fix the handling of
> > do_truncate() (i.e. ATTR_MODE | ATTR_SIZE). And why doesn't it allow to
> > pass ATTR_FORCE for it?
>
> I'm not sure what you mean. I understood ATTR_FORCE to mean 'I am magic
> and get to override all security checks." Which is why nothing should
> ever be using ATTR_FORCE with things other than SUID.
>
> I guess we could somehow force logic into the LSM to make it only apply
> to SUID and friends but I'm not sure it buys us anything.

SELinux shouldn't apply a permission check for the clearing of the suid
bit on write or truncate. It should only apply a permission check for
the actual truncate or write operation, and then the clearing of the
suid bit should always be forced if that check passed.

--
Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency



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