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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/13] ovl: switch to __inode_permission()
On 8/15/2012 10:07 AM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 09:59:51AM -0700, Casey Schaufler wrote:
>> On 8/15/2012 8:48 AM, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>>> From: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
>>>
>>> When checking permissions on an overlayfs inode we do not take into
>>> account either device cgroup restrictions nor security permissions.
>>> This allows a user to mount an overlayfs layer over a restricted device
>>> directory and by pass those permissions to open otherwise restricted
>>> files.
>> Why is this a good idea? Either you're not including enough context
>> about the conditions under which this can occur, or you're suggesting
>> the introduction of a trivial mechanism for bypassing all file access
>> controls. This does not seem right.
> It is stating that the unprotected case is how things was before this
> patch switches us over to __inode_permisssions. The patch is closing
> the hole indicated.

Well, that's good then. Carry on.

>
> -apw
>>> Switch over to __inode_permissions.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
>>> Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz>
>>> ---
>>> fs/overlayfs/inode.c | 12 +-----------
>>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
>>> index e854720..f3a534f 100644
>>> --- a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
>>> +++ b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
>>> @@ -100,19 +100,9 @@ int ovl_permission(struct inode *inode, int mask)
>>> if (is_upper && !IS_RDONLY(inode) && IS_RDONLY(realinode) &&
>>> (S_ISREG(mode) || S_ISDIR(mode) || S_ISLNK(mode)))
>>> goto out_dput;
>>> -
>>> - /*
>>> - * Nobody gets write access to an immutable file.
>>> - */
>>> - err = -EACCES;
>>> - if (IS_IMMUTABLE(realinode))
>>> - goto out_dput;
>>> }
>>>
>>> - if (realinode->i_op->permission)
>>> - err = realinode->i_op->permission(realinode, mask);
>>> - else
>>> - err = generic_permission(realinode, mask);
>>> + err = __inode_permission(realinode, mask);
>>> out_dput:
>>> dput(alias);
>>> return err;
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