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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2006-06-22 14:47:18 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-06-22 15:05:56 -0700
commit04c567d9313e4927b9835361d8ac0318ce65af6b (patch)
treed040ef59337342603f2cc30917493fb6a74a212a /security
parentd720024e94de4e8b7f10ee83c532926f3ad5d708 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-04c567d9313e4927b9835361d8ac0318ce65af6b.tar.gz
[PATCH] Keys: Fix race between two instantiators of a key
Add a revocation notification method to the key type and calls it whilst the key's semaphore is still write-locked after setting the revocation flag. The patch then uses this to maintain a reference on the task_struct of the process that calls request_key() for as long as the authorisation key remains unrevoked. This fixes a potential race between two processes both of which have assumed the authority to instantiate a key (one may have forked the other for example). The problem is that there's no locking around the check for revocation of the auth key and the use of the task_struct it points to, nor does the auth key keep a reference on the task_struct. Access to the "context" pointer in the auth key must thenceforth be done with the auth key semaphore held. The revocation method is called with the target key semaphore held write-locked and the search of the context process's keyrings is done with the auth key semaphore read-locked. The check for the revocation state of the auth key just prior to searching it is done after the auth key is read-locked for the search. This ensures that the auth key can't be revoked between the check and the search. The revocation notification method is added so that the context task_struct can be released as soon as instantiation happens rather than waiting for the auth key to be destroyed, thus avoiding the unnecessary pinning of the requesting process. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
-rw-r--r--security/keys/key.c4
-rw-r--r--security/keys/process_keys.c42
-rw-r--r--security/keys/request_key_auth.c45
3 files changed, 74 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/security/keys/key.c b/security/keys/key.c
index 14a15abb7735..51f851557389 100644
--- a/security/keys/key.c
+++ b/security/keys/key.c
@@ -907,6 +907,10 @@ void key_revoke(struct key *key)
* it */
down_write(&key->sem);
set_bit(KEY_FLAG_REVOKED, &key->flags);
+
+ if (key->type->revoke)
+ key->type->revoke(key);
+
up_write(&key->sem);
} /* end key_revoke() */
diff --git a/security/keys/process_keys.c b/security/keys/process_keys.c
index a50a91332fe1..4d9825f9962c 100644
--- a/security/keys/process_keys.c
+++ b/security/keys/process_keys.c
@@ -391,6 +391,8 @@ key_ref_t search_process_keyrings(struct key_type *type,
struct request_key_auth *rka;
key_ref_t key_ref, ret, err;
+ might_sleep();
+
/* we want to return -EAGAIN or -ENOKEY if any of the keyrings were
* searchable, but we failed to find a key or we found a negative key;
* otherwise we want to return a sample error (probably -EACCES) if
@@ -496,27 +498,35 @@ key_ref_t search_process_keyrings(struct key_type *type,
*/
if (context->request_key_auth &&
context == current &&
- type != &key_type_request_key_auth &&
- key_validate(context->request_key_auth) == 0
+ type != &key_type_request_key_auth
) {
- rka = context->request_key_auth->payload.data;
+ /* defend against the auth key being revoked */
+ down_read(&context->request_key_auth->sem);
- key_ref = search_process_keyrings(type, description, match,
- rka->context);
+ if (key_validate(context->request_key_auth) == 0) {
+ rka = context->request_key_auth->payload.data;
- if (!IS_ERR(key_ref))
- goto found;
+ key_ref = search_process_keyrings(type, description,
+ match, rka->context);
- switch (PTR_ERR(key_ref)) {
- case -EAGAIN: /* no key */
- if (ret)
+ up_read(&context->request_key_auth->sem);
+
+ if (!IS_ERR(key_ref))
+ goto found;
+
+ switch (PTR_ERR(key_ref)) {
+ case -EAGAIN: /* no key */
+ if (ret)
+ break;
+ case -ENOKEY: /* negative key */
+ ret = key_ref;
break;
- case -ENOKEY: /* negative key */
- ret = key_ref;
- break;
- default:
- err = key_ref;
- break;
+ default:
+ err = key_ref;
+ break;
+ }
+ } else {
+ up_read(&context->request_key_auth->sem);
}
}
diff --git a/security/keys/request_key_auth.c b/security/keys/request_key_auth.c
index 0ecc2e8d2bd0..cb9817ced3fd 100644
--- a/security/keys/request_key_auth.c
+++ b/security/keys/request_key_auth.c
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
static int request_key_auth_instantiate(struct key *, const void *, size_t);
static void request_key_auth_describe(const struct key *, struct seq_file *);
+static void request_key_auth_revoke(struct key *);
static void request_key_auth_destroy(struct key *);
static long request_key_auth_read(const struct key *, char __user *, size_t);
@@ -31,6 +32,7 @@ struct key_type key_type_request_key_auth = {
.def_datalen = sizeof(struct request_key_auth),
.instantiate = request_key_auth_instantiate,
.describe = request_key_auth_describe,
+ .revoke = request_key_auth_revoke,
.destroy = request_key_auth_destroy,
.read = request_key_auth_read,
};
@@ -93,6 +95,24 @@ static long request_key_auth_read(const struct key *key,
/*****************************************************************************/
/*
+ * handle revocation of an authorisation token key
+ * - called with the key sem write-locked
+ */
+static void request_key_auth_revoke(struct key *key)
+{
+ struct request_key_auth *rka = key->payload.data;
+
+ kenter("{%d}", key->serial);
+
+ if (rka->context) {
+ put_task_struct(rka->context);
+ rka->context = NULL;
+ }
+
+} /* end request_key_auth_revoke() */
+
+/*****************************************************************************/
+/*
* destroy an instantiation authorisation token key
*/
static void request_key_auth_destroy(struct key *key)
@@ -101,6 +121,11 @@ static void request_key_auth_destroy(struct key *key)
kenter("{%d}", key->serial);
+ if (rka->context) {
+ put_task_struct(rka->context);
+ rka->context = NULL;
+ }
+
key_put(rka->target_key);
kfree(rka);
@@ -131,14 +156,26 @@ struct key *request_key_auth_new(struct key *target, const char *callout_info)
* another process */
if (current->request_key_auth) {
/* it is - use that instantiation context here too */
+ down_read(&current->request_key_auth->sem);
+
+ /* if the auth key has been revoked, then the key we're
+ * servicing is already instantiated */
+ if (test_bit(KEY_FLAG_REVOKED,
+ &current->request_key_auth->flags))
+ goto auth_key_revoked;
+
irka = current->request_key_auth->payload.data;
rka->context = irka->context;
rka->pid = irka->pid;
+ get_task_struct(rka->context);
+
+ up_read(&current->request_key_auth->sem);
}
else {
/* it isn't - use this process as the context */
rka->context = current;
rka->pid = current->pid;
+ get_task_struct(rka->context);
}
rka->target_key = key_get(target);
@@ -161,9 +198,15 @@ struct key *request_key_auth_new(struct key *target, const char *callout_info)
if (ret < 0)
goto error_inst;
- kleave(" = {%d})", authkey->serial);
+ kleave(" = {%d}", authkey->serial);
return authkey;
+auth_key_revoked:
+ up_read(&current->request_key_auth->sem);
+ kfree(rka);
+ kleave("= -EKEYREVOKED");
+ return ERR_PTR(-EKEYREVOKED);
+
error_inst:
key_revoke(authkey);
key_put(authkey);