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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Matthew Garrett <mjg59@google.com>,
	linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org, kexec@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] kexec: call LSM hook for kexec_load syscall
Date: Wed, 02 May 2018 09:45:30 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87h8nqglpx.fsf@xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1523572911-16363-3-git-send-email-zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (Mimi Zohar's message of "Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:41:50 -0400")

Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:

> Allow LSMs and IMA to differentiate between the kexec_load and
> kexec_file_load syscalls by adding an "unnecessary" call to
> security_kernel_read_file() in kexec_load.  This would be similar to the
> existing init_module syscall calling security_kernel_read_file().

Given the reasonable desire to load a policy that ensures everything
has a signature I don't have fundamental objections.

security_kernel_read_file as a hook seems an odd choice.  At the very
least it has a bad name because there is no file reading going on here.

I am concerned that I don't see CONFIG_KEXEC_VERIFY_SIG being tested
anywhere.  Which means I could have a kernel compiled without that and I
would be allowed to use kexec_file_load without signature checking.
While kexec_load would be denied.

Am I missing something here?

Eric



> Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>  kernel/kexec.c | 11 +++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/kexec.c b/kernel/kexec.c
> index aed8fb2564b3..d1386cfc6796 100644
> --- a/kernel/kexec.c
> +++ b/kernel/kexec.c
> @@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
>  #include <linux/capability.h>
>  #include <linux/mm.h>
>  #include <linux/file.h>
> +#include <linux/security.h>
>  #include <linux/kexec.h>
>  #include <linux/mutex.h>
>  #include <linux/list.h>
> @@ -195,11 +196,21 @@ static int do_kexec_load(unsigned long entry, unsigned long nr_segments,
>  static inline int kexec_load_check(unsigned long nr_segments,
>  				   unsigned long flags)
>  {
> +	int result;
> +
>  	/* We only trust the superuser with rebooting the system. */
>  	if (!capable(CAP_SYS_BOOT) || kexec_load_disabled)
>  		return -EPERM;
>  
>  	/*
> +	 * Allow LSMs and IMA to differentiate between kexec_load and
> +	 * kexec_file_load syscalls.
> +	 */
> +	result = security_kernel_read_file(NULL, READING_KEXEC_IMAGE);
> +	if (result < 0)
> +		return result;
> +
> +	/*
>  	 * Verify we have a legal set of flags
>  	 * This leaves us room for future extensions.
>  	 */

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-02 14:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-12 22:41 [PATCH 0/3] kexec: limit " Mimi Zohar
2018-04-12 22:41 ` [PATCH 1/3] ima: based on the "secure_boot" policy limit syscalls Mimi Zohar
2018-04-12 22:41 ` [PATCH 2/3] kexec: call LSM hook for kexec_load syscall Mimi Zohar
2018-05-02 14:45   ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
2018-05-02 15:45     ` Mimi Zohar
2018-05-03 15:51       ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-05-03 16:05         ` Casey Schaufler
2018-05-03 16:42           ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-05-03 21:06             ` Mimi Zohar
2018-05-03 21:36               ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-04-12 22:41 ` [PATCH 3/3] ima: based on policy require signed kexec kernel images Mimi Zohar
2018-05-03 20:13 ` [PATCH 0/3] kexec: limit kexec_load syscall Eric W. Biederman
2018-05-03 20:39   ` Matthew Garrett
2018-05-03 21:58     ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-05-03 22:51       ` Matthew Garrett
2018-05-03 21:31   ` Mimi Zohar
2018-05-03 21:38     ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-05-03 21:57       ` Mimi Zohar
2018-05-03 23:03         ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-05-04  2:29           ` Mimi Zohar
2018-05-11  1:36 Mimi Zohar
2018-05-11  1:36 ` [PATCH 2/3] kexec: call LSM hook for " Mimi Zohar

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