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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] Make it easier to harden /proc/
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Am Donnerstag 17 März 2011, 17:51:41 schrieb Eric W. Biederman:
> Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> writes:
> > On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 09:08:16PM +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> >> Kees,
> >>
> >> Am Mittwoch 16 März 2011, 20:55:49 schrieb Kees Cook:
> >> > Hi Richard,
> >> >
> >> > On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 08:31:47PM +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> >> > > When containers like LXC are used a unprivileged and jailed
> >> > > root user can still write to critical files in /proc/.
> >> > > E.g: /proc/sys/kernel/{sysrq, panic, panic_on_oops, ... }
> >> > >
> >> > > This new restricted attribute makes it possible to protect such
> >> > > files. When restricted is set to true root needs CAP_SYS_ADMIN
> >> > > to into the file.
> >> >
> >> > I was thinking about this too. I'd prefer more fine-grained control
> >> > in this area, since some sysctl entries aren't strictly controlled by
> >> > CAP_SYS_ADMIN (e.g. mmap_min_addr is already checking CAP_SYS_RAWIO).
> >> >
> >> > How about this instead?
> >>
> >> Good Idea.
> >> May we should also consider a per-directory restriction.
> >> Every file in /proc/sys/{kernel/, vm/, fs/, dev/} needs a protection.
> >> It would be much easier to set the protection on the parent directory
> >> instead of protecting file by file...
> >
> > Of course, not.
> >
> > You should _enable_ them one by one, not the other way around.
> >
> > "default deny"
>
> Right.
>
> Since the primary problem here is containers we can use the
> user_namespace to add the default deny policy.
>
> Something like the trivial patch below should make /proc/sys safe,
> and the technique applies in general.
>
> Richard is that a good enough example to get you started?

Yes. Thanks.

> Eric
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> index 0f1bd83..a172a9d 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> @@ -1674,10 +1674,12 @@ void register_sysctl_root(struct ctl_table_root
> *root)
>
> static int test_perm(int mode, int op)
> {
> - if (!current_euid())
> - mode >>= 6;
> - else if (in_egroup_p(0))
> - mode >>= 3;
> + if (current_user_ns() == &init_user_ns) {
> + if (!current_euid())
> + mode >>= 6;
> + else if (in_egroup_p(0))
> + mode >>= 3;
> + }
> if ((op & ~mode & (MAY_READ|MAY_WRITE|MAY_EXEC)) == 0)
> return 0;
> return -EACCES;

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