path: root/include/linux/syslog.h
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2013-06-12kmsg: honor dmesg_restrict sysctl on /dev/kmsgKees Cook
The dmesg_restrict sysctl currently covers the syslog method for access dmesg, however /dev/kmsg isn't covered by the same protections. Most people haven't noticed because util-linux dmesg(1) defaults to using the syslog method for access in older versions. With util-linux dmesg(1) defaults to reading directly from /dev/kmsg. To fix /dev/kmsg, let's compare the existing interfaces and what they allow: - /proc/kmsg allows: - open (SYSLOG_ACTION_OPEN) if CAP_SYSLOG since it uses a destructive single-reader interface (SYSLOG_ACTION_READ). - everything, after an open. - syslog syscall allows: - anything, if CAP_SYSLOG. - SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALL and SYSLOG_ACTION_SIZE_BUFFER, if dmesg_restrict==0. - nothing else (EPERM). The use-cases were: - dmesg(1) needs to do non-destructive SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALLs. - sysklog(1) needs to open /proc/kmsg, drop privs, and still issue the destructive SYSLOG_ACTION_READs. AIUI, dmesg(1) is moving to /dev/kmsg, and systemd-journald doesn't clear the ring buffer. Based on the comments in devkmsg_llseek, it sounds like actions besides reading aren't going to be supported by /dev/kmsg (i.e. SYSLOG_ACTION_CLEAR), so we have a strict subset of the non-destructive syslog syscall actions. To this end, move the check as Josh had done, but also rename the constants to reflect their new uses (SYSLOG_FROM_CALL becomes SYSLOG_FROM_READER, and SYSLOG_FROM_FILE becomes SYSLOG_FROM_PROC). SYSLOG_FROM_READER allows non-destructive actions, and SYSLOG_FROM_PROC allows destructive actions after a capabilities-constrained SYSLOG_ACTION_OPEN check. - /dev/kmsg allows: - open if CAP_SYSLOG or dmesg_restrict==0 - reading/polling, after open Addresses https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=903192 [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use pr_warn_once()] Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Reported-by: Christian Kujau <lists@nerdbynature.de> Tested-by: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com> Cc: Kay Sievers <kay@vrfy.org> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2010-02-04syslog: use defined constants instead of raw numbersKees Cook
Right now the syslog "type" action are just raw numbers which makes the source difficult to follow. This patch replaces the raw numbers with defined constants for some level of sanity. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com> Acked-by: John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
2010-02-04syslog: distinguish between /proc/kmsg and syscallsKees Cook
This allows the LSM to distinguish between syslog functions originating from /proc/kmsg access and direct syscalls. By default, the commoncaps will now no longer require CAP_SYS_ADMIN to read an opened /proc/kmsg file descriptor. For example the kernel syslog reader can now drop privileges after opening /proc/kmsg, instead of staying privileged with CAP_SYS_ADMIN. MAC systems that implement security_syslog have unchanged behavior. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>