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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND 2/5] seccomp: Add wait_killable semantic to seccomp user notifier
On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 6:48 AM Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.pizza> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:15:28PM +0000, Sargun Dhillon wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 01:02:29PM -0600, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> > > On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 11:06:07AM -0700, Sargun Dhillon wrote:
> > > > @@ -1103,11 +1111,31 @@ static int seccomp_do_user_notification(int this_syscall,
> > > > * This is where we wait for a reply from userspace.
> > > > */
> > > > do {
> > > > + interruptible = notification_interruptible(&n);
> > > > +
> > > > mutex_unlock(&match->notify_lock);
> > > > - err = wait_for_completion_interruptible(&n.ready);
> > > > + if (interruptible)
> > > > + err = wait_for_completion_interruptible(&n.ready);
> > > > + else
> > > > + err = wait_for_completion_killable(&n.ready);
> > > > mutex_lock(&match->notify_lock);
> > > > - if (err != 0)
> > > > +
> > > > + if (err != 0) {
> > > > + /*
> > > > + * There is a race condition here where if the
> > > > + * notification was received with the
> > > > + * SECCOMP_USER_NOTIF_FLAG_WAIT_KILLABLE flag, but a
> > > > + * non-fatal signal was received before we could
> > > > + * transition we could erroneously end our wait early.
> > > > + *
> > > > + * The next wait for completion will ensure the signal
> > > > + * was not fatal.
> > > > + */
> > > > + if (interruptible && !notification_interruptible(&n))
> > > > + continue;
> > >
> > > I'm trying to understand how one would hit this race,
> > >
> >
> > I'm thinking:
> > P: Process that "generates" notification
> > S: Supervisor
> > U: User
> >
> > P: Generated notification
> > S: ioctl(RECV...) // With wait_killable flag.
> > ...complete is called in the supervisor, but the P may not be woken up...
> > U: kill -SIGTERM $P
> > ...signal gets delivered to p and causes wakeup and
> > wait_for_completion_interruptible returns 1...
> >
> > Then you need to check the race
>
> I see, thanks. This seems like a consequence of having the flag be
> per-RECV-call vs. per-filter. Seems like it might be simpler to have
> it be per-filter?
>

Backing up a minute, how is the current behavior not a serious
correctness issue? I can think of two scenarios that seem entirely
broken right now:

1. Process makes a syscall that is not permitted to return -EINTR. It
gets a signal and returns -EINTR when user notifiers are in use.

2. Process makes a syscall that is permitted to return -EINTR. But
-EINTR for IO means "I got interrupted and *did not do the IO*".
Nevertheless, the syscall returns -EINTR and the IO is done.

ISTM the current behavior is severely broken, and the new behavior
isn't *that* much better since it simply ignores signals and can't
emulate -EINTR (or all the various restart modes, sigh). Surely the
right behavior is to have the seccomped process notice that it got a
signal and inform the monitor of that fact so that the monitor can
take appropriate action.

IOW, I don't think that the current behavior *or* the patched opt-in
behavior is great. I think we would do better to have the filter
indicate that it is signal-aware and to document that non-signal-aware
filters cannot behave correctly with respect to signals.

--Andy

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