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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/3] seccomp: add a return code to trap to userspace
On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 08:33:25PM +0000, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 8:01 PM, Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.ws> wrote:
> > Hi Andy,
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 05:36:33PM +0000, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> >> > The actual implementation of this is fairly small, although getting the
> >> > synchronization right was/is slightly complex. Also worth noting that there
> >> > is one race still present:
> >> >
> >> > 1. a task does a SECCOMP_RET_USER_NOTIF
> >> > 2. the userspace handler reads this notification
> >> > 3. the task dies
> >> > 4. a new task with the same pid starts
> >> > 5. this new task does a SECCOMP_RET_USER_NOTIF, gets the same cookie id
> >> > that the previous one did
> >> > 6. the userspace handler writes a response
> >>
> >> I'm slightly confused. I thought the id was never reused for a given
> >> struct seccomp_filter. (Also, shouldn't the id be u64, not u32?)
> >
> > Well, what happens when u32/64 overflows? Eventually it will wrap.
>
> I think we can safely assume that u64 won't overflow. Even if we
> processed one user return notification on a given seccomp_filter every
> nanosecond (which would be insanely fast), that's 584 years.

Yes, fair point r.e. u64. I'll make the change.

> >
> >> On very quick reading, I have a question. What happens if a process
> >> has two seccomp_filters attached, one of them returns
> >> SECCOMP_RET_USER_NOTIF, and the *other* one has a listener?
> >
> > Good question, in seccomp_run_filters(), the first (lowest, last
> > applied) filter who returns SECCOMP_RET_USER_NOTIF is the one that
> > gets the notification and the other receives nothing.
> >
> > I don't really have any reason to prefer this behavior, it's just what
> > happened without much thought.
>
> Hmm. This won't nest right. Maybe we should just disallow a
> user-notification-using filter from being applied if there is already
> one in the stack. Then, if anyone cares about making these things
> nest right, they can fix it.

Sounds fine to me, I'll add a check.

Cheers,

Tycho

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