[v3,02/12] ima: Free the entire rule when deleting a list of rules
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Message ID 20200709061911.954326-3-tyhicks@linux.microsoft.com
State New
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  • ima: Fix rule parsing bugs and extend KEXEC_CMDLINE rule support
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Commit Message

Tyler Hicks July 9, 2020, 6:19 a.m. UTC
Create a function, ima_free_rule(), to free all memory associated with
an ima_rule_entry. Use the new function to fix memory leaks of allocated
ima_rule_entry members, such as .fsname and .keyrings, when deleting a
list of rules.

Make the existing ima_lsm_free_rule() function specific to the LSM
audit rule array of an ima_rule_entry and require that callers make an
additional call to kfree to free the ima_rule_entry itself.

This fixes a memory leak seen when loading by a valid rule that contains
an additional piece of allocated memory, such as an fsname, followed by
an invalid rule that triggers a policy load failure:

 # echo -e "dont_measure fsname=securityfs\nbad syntax" > \
 -bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument
 # echo scan > /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak
 # cat /sys/kernel/debug/kmemleak
 unreferenced object 0xffff9bab67ca12c0 (size 16):
   comm "bash", pid 684, jiffies 4295212803 (age 252.344s)
   hex dump (first 16 bytes):
     73 65 63 75 72 69 74 79 66 73 00 6b 6b 6b 6b a5  securityfs.kkkk.
     [<00000000adc80b1b>] kstrdup+0x2e/0x60
     [<00000000d504cb0d>] ima_parse_add_rule+0x7d4/0x1020
     [<00000000444825ac>] ima_write_policy+0xab/0x1d0
     [<000000002b7f0d6c>] vfs_write+0xde/0x1d0
     [<0000000096feedcf>] ksys_write+0x68/0xe0
     [<0000000052b544a2>] do_syscall_64+0x56/0xa0
     [<000000007ead1ba7>] entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xa9

Fixes: f1b08bbcbdaf ("ima: define a new policy condition based on the filesystem name")
Fixes: 2b60c0ecedf8 ("IMA: Read keyrings= option from the IMA policy")
Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@linux.microsoft.com>

* v3
  - No change
* v2
  - Collapsed patch #2 from v1 of this series, into this patch. This
    patch now introduces ima_free_rule().
  - Existing callers of ima_lsm_free_rule() are doing so to free rules
    after a successful or failed ima_lsm_copy_rule() and those callers
    continue to directly call ima_lsm_copy_rule() rather than doing
    explicit reference ownership and calling ima_free_rule().
  - The kfree(entry) of ima_lsm_free_rule() was removed from that
    function to make it focused on freeing the LSM references. Direct
    callers of ima_lsm_free_rule() must now call kfree(entry) after
  - A comment was added in ima_lsm_update_rule() to clarify why
    ima_free_rule() isn't being used.

 security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c b/security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c
index d7c268c2b0ce..bf00b966e87f 100644
--- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c
+++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c
@@ -261,6 +261,21 @@  static void ima_lsm_free_rule(struct ima_rule_entry *entry)
+static void ima_free_rule(struct ima_rule_entry *entry)
+	if (!entry)
+		return;
+	/*
+	 * entry->template->fields may be allocated in ima_parse_rule() but that
+	 * reference is owned by the corresponding ima_template_desc element in
+	 * the defined_templates list and cannot be freed here
+	 */
+	kfree(entry->fsname);
+	kfree(entry->keyrings);
+	ima_lsm_free_rule(entry);
@@ -302,6 +317,7 @@  static struct ima_rule_entry *ima_lsm_copy_rule(struct ima_rule_entry *entry)
+	kfree(nentry);
 	return NULL;
@@ -315,7 +331,14 @@  static int ima_lsm_update_rule(struct ima_rule_entry *entry)
 	list_replace_rcu(&entry->list, &nentry->list);
+	/*
+	 * ima_lsm_copy_rule() shallow copied all references, except for the
+	 * LSM references, from entry to nentry so we only want to free the LSM
+	 * references and the entry itself. All other memory refrences will now
+	 * be owned by nentry.
+	 */
+	kfree(entry);
 	return 0;
@@ -1402,15 +1425,11 @@  ssize_t ima_parse_add_rule(char *rule)
 void ima_delete_rules(void)
 	struct ima_rule_entry *entry, *tmp;
-	int i;
 	temp_ima_appraise = 0;
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(entry, tmp, &ima_temp_rules, list) {
-		for (i = 0; i < MAX_LSM_RULES; i++)
-			kfree(entry->lsm[i].args_p);
-		kfree(entry);
+		ima_free_rule(entry);