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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] perf: Fix required permissions if sigtrap is requested
On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 10:45 AM Marco Elver <elver@google.com> wrote:
>
> If perf_event_open() is called with another task as target and
> perf_event_attr::sigtrap is set, and the target task's user does not
> match the calling user, also require the CAP_KILL capability or
> PTRACE_MODE_ATTACH permissions.
>
> Otherwise, with the CAP_PERFMON capability alone it would be possible
> for a user to send SIGTRAP signals via perf events to another user's
> tasks. This could potentially result in those tasks being terminated if
> they cannot handle SIGTRAP signals.
>
> Note: The check complements the existing capability check, but is not
> supposed to supersede the ptrace_may_access() check. At a high level we
> now have:
>
> capable of CAP_PERFMON and (CAP_KILL if sigtrap)
> OR
> ptrace_may_access(...) // also checks for same thread-group and uid
>
> Fixes: 97ba62b27867 ("perf: Add support for SIGTRAP on perf events")
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 5.13+
> Reported-by: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
> Signed-off-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>

Acked-by: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>

> ---
> v3:
> * Upgrade ptrace mode check to ATTACH if attr.sigtrap, otherwise it's
> possible to change the target task (send signal) even if only read
> ptrace permissions were granted (reported by Eric W. Biederman).
>
> v2: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210701083842.580466-1-elver@google.com
> * Drop kill_capable() and just check CAP_KILL (reported by Ondrej Mosnacek).
> * Use ns_capable(__task_cred(task)->user_ns, CAP_KILL) to check for
> capability in target task's ns (reported by Ondrej Mosnacek).
>
> v1: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210630093709.3612997-1-elver@google.com
> ---
> kernel/events/core.c | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
> index fe88d6eea3c2..f79ee82e644a 100644
> --- a/kernel/events/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
> @@ -12152,10 +12152,33 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
> }
>
> if (task) {
> + unsigned int ptrace_mode = PTRACE_MODE_READ_REALCREDS;
> + bool is_capable;
> +
> err = down_read_interruptible(&task->signal->exec_update_lock);
> if (err)
> goto err_file;
>
> + is_capable = perfmon_capable();
> + if (attr.sigtrap) {
> + /*
> + * perf_event_attr::sigtrap sends signals to the other
> + * task. Require the current task to also have
> + * CAP_KILL.
> + */
> + rcu_read_lock();
> + is_capable &= ns_capable(__task_cred(task)->user_ns, CAP_KILL);
> + rcu_read_unlock();
> +
> + /*
> + * If the required capabilities aren't available, checks
> + * for ptrace permissions: upgrade to ATTACH, since
> + * sending signals can effectively change the target
> + * task.
> + */
> + ptrace_mode = PTRACE_MODE_ATTACH_REALCREDS;
> + }
> +
> /*
> * Preserve ptrace permission check for backwards compatibility.
> *
> @@ -12165,7 +12188,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
> * perf_event_exit_task() that could imply).
> */
> err = -EACCES;
> - if (!perfmon_capable() && !ptrace_may_access(task, PTRACE_MODE_READ_REALCREDS))
> + if (!is_capable && !ptrace_may_access(task, ptrace_mode))
> goto err_cred;
> }
>
> --
> 2.32.0.93.g670b81a890-goog
>

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