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authorAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2011-12-05 08:43:34 -0500
committerAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2011-12-06 23:57:18 -0500
commit02125a826459a6ad142f8d91c5b6357562f96615 (patch)
tree8c9d9860aef93917d9b8cc6d471fe68b58ce7a9d /security/tomoyo
parent5611cc4572e889b62a7b4c72a413536bf6a9c416 (diff)
fix apparmor dereferencing potentially freed dentry, sanitize __d_path() API
__d_path() API is asking for trouble and in case of apparmor d_namespace_path() getting just that. The root cause is that when __d_path() misses the root it had been told to look for, it stores the location of the most remote ancestor in *root. Without grabbing references. Sure, at the moment of call it had been pinned down by what we have in *path. And if we raced with umount -l, we could have very well stopped at vfsmount/dentry that got freed as soon as prepend_path() dropped vfsmount_lock. It is safe to compare these pointers with pre-existing (and known to be still alive) vfsmount and dentry, as long as all we are asking is "is it the same address?". Dereferencing is not safe and apparmor ended up stepping into that. d_namespace_path() really wants to examine the place where we stopped, even if it's not connected to our namespace. As the result, it looked at ->d_sb->s_magic of a dentry that might've been already freed by that point. All other callers had been careful enough to avoid that, but it's really a bad interface - it invites that kind of trouble. The fix is fairly straightforward, even though it's bigger than I'd like: * prepend_path() root argument becomes const. * __d_path() is never called with NULL/NULL root. It was a kludge to start with. Instead, we have an explicit function - d_absolute_root(). Same as __d_path(), except that it doesn't get root passed and stops where it stops. apparmor and tomoyo are using it. * __d_path() returns NULL on path outside of root. The main caller is show_mountinfo() and that's precisely what we pass root for - to skip those outside chroot jail. Those who don't want that can (and do) use d_path(). * __d_path() root argument becomes const. Everyone agrees, I hope. * apparmor does *NOT* try to use __d_path() or any of its variants when it sees that path->mnt is an internal vfsmount. In that case it's definitely not mounted anywhere and dentry_path() is exactly what we want there. Handling of sysctl()-triggered weirdness is moved to that place. * if apparmor is asked to do pathname relative to chroot jail and __d_path() tells it we it's not in that jail, the sucker just calls d_absolute_path() instead. That's the other remaining caller of __d_path(), BTW. * seq_path_root() does _NOT_ return -ENAMETOOLONG (it's stupid anyway - the normal seq_file logics will take care of growing the buffer and redoing the call of ->show() just fine). However, if it gets path not reachable from root, it returns SEQ_SKIP. The only caller adjusted (i.e. stopped ignoring the return value as it used to do). Reviewed-by: John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com> ACKed-by: John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Diffstat (limited to 'security/tomoyo')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/security/tomoyo/realpath.c b/security/tomoyo/realpath.c
index 738bbdf8d4c..36fa7c9bedc 100644
--- a/security/tomoyo/realpath.c
+++ b/security/tomoyo/realpath.c
@@ -101,9 +101,8 @@ static char *tomoyo_get_absolute_path(struct path *path, char * const buffer,
char *pos = ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
if (buflen >= 256) {
- struct path ns_root = { };
/* go to whatever namespace root we are under */
- pos = __d_path(path, &ns_root, buffer, buflen - 1);
+ pos = d_absolute_path(path, buffer, buflen - 1);
if (!IS_ERR(pos) && *pos == '/' && pos[1]) {
struct inode *inode = path->dentry->d_inode;
if (inode && S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode)) {