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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3a] vsprintf: Check real user/group id for %pK
On 12/10/13 09:37, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> Ryan Mallon <rmallon@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> The only remaining problem is kernel/module.c:module_sect_show() which
>> is used to write the sysfs files in /sys/module/<modname>/sections/.
>> Those files are actually are really good target for leaking %pK values
>> via setuid binaries. The problem is that the module_sect_show() function
>> isn't passed information about who opened the sysfs file. I don't think
>> this information is available in general for sysfs files either. Also,
>> I can't actually see how module_sect_show() gets called?
>>
>> I'm a bit stuck on how to solve this. Any ideas?
>
> I haven't yet had a chance to review the patches but there are patches
> to make sysfs files seq files in Greg's driver core tree.


Hmm, I had a look at the driver-core tree, and although sysfs files
internally use the seq_file interface, the sysfs show/store handlers do
not get passed the struct seq_file, so doesn't appear possible to do the
checks there.

We could add a sysfs_ops->seq_show, but that feels clunky to have two
different interfaces for handling sysfs files. Converting the whole
tree to pass struct seq_file to the sysfs handlers would be painful :-/.

I assume the reason the /sys/module/<modname>/sections/* cannot be made
0400 is that some user-space tools are expecting those files to be
readable by unprivileged users?

~Ryan


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