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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/9] perf/core: open access for CAP_SYS_PERFMON privileged process
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On 08.01.2020 19:07, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 12:25:35PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>>
>> Open access to perf_events monitoring for CAP_SYS_PERFMON privileged
>> processes. For backward compatibility reasons access to perf_events
>> subsystem remains open for CAP_SYS_ADMIN privileged processes but
>> CAP_SYS_ADMIN usage for secure perf_events monitoring is discouraged
>> with respect to CAP_SYS_PERFMON capability.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@linux.intel.com>
>> ---
>> include/linux/perf_event.h | 6 +++---
>> kernel/events/core.c | 6 +++---
>> 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/perf_event.h b/include/linux/perf_event.h
>> index 34c7c6910026..f46acd69425f 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/perf_event.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/perf_event.h
>> @@ -1285,7 +1285,7 @@ static inline int perf_is_paranoid(void)
>>
>> static inline int perf_allow_kernel(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>> {
>> - if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 1 && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>> + if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 1 && !perfmon_capable())
>> return -EACCES;
>>
>> return security_perf_event_open(attr, PERF_SECURITY_KERNEL);
>> @@ -1293,7 +1293,7 @@ static inline int perf_allow_kernel(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>
>> static inline int perf_allow_cpu(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>> {
>> - if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 0 && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>> + if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 0 && !perfmon_capable())
>> return -EACCES;
>>
>> return security_perf_event_open(attr, PERF_SECURITY_CPU);
>> @@ -1301,7 +1301,7 @@ static inline int perf_allow_cpu(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>
>> static inline int perf_allow_tracepoint(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>> {
>> - if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > -1 && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>> + if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > -1 && !perfmon_capable())
>> return -EPERM;
>>
>> return security_perf_event_open(attr, PERF_SECURITY_TRACEPOINT);
>
> These are OK I suppose.
>
>> diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
>> index 059ee7116008..d9db414f2197 100644
>> --- a/kernel/events/core.c
>> +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
>> @@ -9056,7 +9056,7 @@ static int perf_kprobe_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
>> if (event->attr.type != perf_kprobe.type)
>> return -ENOENT;
>>
>> - if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>> + if (!perfmon_capable())
>> return -EACCES;
>>
>> /*
>
> This one only allows attaching to already extant kprobes, right? It does
> not allow creation of kprobes.

This unblocks creation of local trace kprobes and uprobes by CAP_SYS_PERFMON
privileged process, exactly the same as for CAP_SYS_ADMIN privileged process.

>
>> @@ -9116,7 +9116,7 @@ static int perf_uprobe_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
>> if (event->attr.type != perf_uprobe.type)
>> return -ENOENT;
>>
>> - if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>> + if (!perfmon_capable())
>> return -EACCES;
>>
>> /*
>
> Idem, I presume.
>
>> @@ -11157,7 +11157,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
>> }
>>
>> if (attr.namespaces) {
>> - if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>> + if (!perfmon_capable())
>> return -EACCES;
>> }
>
> And given we basically make the entire kernel observable with this CAP,
> busting namespaces shoulnd't be a problem either.
>
> So yeah, I suppose that works.
>

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