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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/9] procfs: add proc_allow_access() to check if file's opener may access task
On 10/01/2013 01:26 PM, Djalal Harouni wrote:
> Since /proc entries varies at runtime, permission checks need to happen
> during each system call.
>
> However even with that /proc file descriptors can be passed to a more
> privileged process (e.g. a suid-exec) which will pass the classic
> ptrace_may_access() permission check. The open() call will be issued in
> general by an unprivileged process while the disclosure of sensitive
> /proc information will happen using a more privileged process at
> read(),write()...
>
> Therfore we need a more sophisticated check to detect if the cred of the
> process have changed, and if the cred of the original opener that are
> stored in the file->f_cred have enough permission to access the task's
> /proc entries during read(), write()...
>
> Add the proc_allow_access() function that will receive the file->f_cred
> as an argument, and tries to check if the opener had enough permission
> to access the task's /proc entries.
>
> This function should be used with the ptrace_may_access() check.
>
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> Suggested-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> Signed-off-by: Djalal Harouni <tixxdz@opendz.org>
> ---
> fs/proc/base.c | 56 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> fs/proc/internal.h | 2 ++
> 2 files changed, 58 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/fs/proc/base.c b/fs/proc/base.c
> index e834946..c29eeae 100644
> --- a/fs/proc/base.c
> +++ b/fs/proc/base.c
> @@ -168,6 +168,62 @@ int proc_same_open_cred(const struct cred *fcred)
> cap_issubset(cred->cap_permitted, fcred->cap_permitted));
> }
>
> +/* Returns 0 on success, -errno on denial. */
> +static int __proc_allow_access(const struct cred *cred,
> + struct task_struct *task, unsigned int mode)
> +{
> + int ret = 0;
> + const struct cred *tcred;
> + const struct cred *fcred = cred;
> +
> + rcu_read_lock();
> + tcred = __task_cred(task);
> + if (uid_eq(fcred->uid, tcred->euid) &&
> + uid_eq(fcred->uid, tcred->suid) &&
> + uid_eq(fcred->uid, tcred->uid) &&
> + gid_eq(fcred->gid, tcred->egid) &&
> + gid_eq(fcred->gid, tcred->sgid) &&
> + gid_eq(fcred->gid, tcred->gid))
> + goto out;
> +

What's this for? Is it supposed to be an optimization? If so, it looks
potentially exploitable, although I don't really understand what you're
trying to do.

--Andy


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