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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH v2] procfs: Always expose /proc/<pid>/map_files/ and make it readable
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On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:43 PM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:54 +0300 Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:47:31PM +0200, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 07:15:44PM -0800, Calvin Owens wrote:
>> > > Currently, /proc/<pid>/map_files/ is restricted to CAP_SYS_ADMIN, and
>> > > is only exposed if CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE is set. This interface
>> > > is very useful for enumerating the files mapped into a process when
>> > > the more verbose information in /proc/<pid>/maps is not needed.
>
> This is the main (actually only) justification for the patch, and it it
> far too thin. What does "not needed" mean. Why can't people just use
> /proc/pid/maps?
>
>> > > This patch moves the folder out from behind CHECKPOINT_RESTORE, and
>> > > removes the CAP_SYS_ADMIN restrictions. Following the links requires
>> > > the ability to ptrace the process in question, so this doesn't allow
>> > > an attacker to do anything they couldn't already do before.
>> > >
>> > > Signed-off-by: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@fb.com>
>> >
>> > Cc +linux-api@
>>
>> Looks good to me, thanks! Though I would really appreciate if someone
>> from security camp take a look as well.
>
> hm, who's that. Kees comes to mind.
>
> And reviewers' task would be a heck of a lot easier if they knew what
> /proc/pid/map_files actually does. This:
>
> akpm3:/usr/src/25> grep -r map_files Documentation

If akpm's comments weren't clear: this needs to be fixed. Everything
in /proc should appear in Documentation.

> akpm3:/usr/src/25>
>
> does not help.
>
> The 640708a2cff7f81 changelog says:
>
> : This one behaves similarly to the /proc/<pid>/fd/ one - it contains
> : symlinks one for each mapping with file, the name of a symlink is
> : "vma->vm_start-vma->vm_end", the target is the file. Opening a symlink
> : results in a file that point exactly to the same inode as them vma's one.
> :
> : For example the ls -l of some arbitrary /proc/<pid>/map_files/
> :
> : | lr-x------ 1 root root 64 Aug 26 06:40 7f8f80403000-7f8f80404000 -> /lib64/libc-2.5.so
> : | lr-x------ 1 root root 64 Aug 26 06:40 7f8f8061e000-7f8f80620000 -> /lib64/libselinux.so.1
> : | lr-x------ 1 root root 64 Aug 26 06:40 7f8f80826000-7f8f80827000 -> /lib64/libacl.so.1.1.0
> : | lr-x------ 1 root root 64 Aug 26 06:40 7f8f80a2f000-7f8f80a30000 -> /lib64/librt-2.5.so
> : | lr-x------ 1 root root 64 Aug 26 06:40 7f8f80a30000-7f8f80a4c000 -> /lib64/ld-2.5.so

How is mmap offset represented in this output?

>
> afacit this info is also available in /proc/pid/maps, so things
> shouldn't get worse if the /proc/pid/map_files permissions are at least
> as restrictive as the /proc/pid/maps permissions. Is that the case?
> (Please add to changelog).

Both maps and map_files uses ptrace_may_access (via mm_acces) with
PTRACE_MODE_READ, so I'm happy from a info leak perspective.

Are mount namespaces handled in this output?

> There's one other problem here: we're assuming that the map_files
> implementation doesn't have bugs. If it does have bugs then relaxing
> permissions like this will create new vulnerabilities. And the
> map_files implementation is surprisingly complex. Is it bug-free?

-Kees

--
Kees Cook
Chrome OS Security


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