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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] AUDIT: audit when fcaps increase the permitted or inheritable capabilities
Quoting Andrew G. Morgan (morgan@kernel.org):
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> Eric Paris wrote:
> > Any time fcaps are used to increase a processes pP or pE we will crate a new
> > audit record which contains the entire set of known information about the
> > executable in question, fP, fI, fE, version and includes the parent processes
> > pE, pI, pP. This record type will only be emitted from execve syscalls.
>
> I'm confused by the choice of when to log this event.
>
> File capabilities are required to give a process 'any' active
> capabilities. That is they don't affect pI -> pI', but without fI or fP,
> the post-execve() process is guaranteed to have no pP or pE capabilities.
>
> Logging execve()s where there is only an increase in capabilities seems
> wrong to me. To me it seems equally important to log any event where an
> execve() yields pP != 0.

True.

... except if (!issecure(SECURE_NOROOT) && uid==0) I guess?

And then it also might be interesting in the case where
(!issecure(SECURE_NOROOT) && uid==0) and pP is not full.

> > diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
> > index 888b292..9bb285d 100644
> > --- a/security/commoncap.c
> > +++ b/security/commoncap.c
> > @@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
> > */
> >
> > #include <linux/capability.h>
> > +#include <linux/audit.h>
> > #include <linux/module.h>
> > #include <linux/init.h>
> > #include <linux/kernel.h>
> > @@ -320,6 +321,8 @@ static int get_file_caps(struct linux_binprm *bprm)
> >
> > rc = bprm_caps_from_vfs_caps(&vcaps, bprm);
> >
> > + audit_log_bprm_fcaps(bprm, &vcaps);
> > +
>
> When rc != 0, the execve() will fail. Is it appropriate to log in this case?

It might fail because fP contains bits not in pP', right? That's
probably interesting to auditors.

-serge


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