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KEYS/DNS: Fix ____call_usermodehelper() to not lose the session keyring [ver #2]

Message ID 20110617102559.11413.50038.stgit@warthog.procyon.org.uk (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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David Howells June 17, 2011, 10:25 a.m. UTC
____call_usermodehelper() now erases any credentials set by the
subprocess_inf::init() function.  The problem is that:

	commit 17f60a7da150fdd0cfb9756f86a262daa72c835f
	Author: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
	Date:   Fri Apr 1 17:07:50 2011 -0400
	capabilites: allow the application of capability limits to usermode helpers

creates and commits new credentials with prepare_kernel_cred() after the call
to the init() function.  This wipes all keyrings after umh_keys_init() is
called.

The best way to deal with this is to put the init() call just prior to the
commit_creds() call, and pass the cred pointer to init().  That means that
umh_keys_init() and suchlike can modify the credentials _before_ they are
published and potentially in use by the rest of the system.

This prevents request_key() from working as it is prevented from passing the
session keyring it set up with the authorisation token to /sbin/request-key,
and so the latter can't assume the authority to instantiate the key.  This
causes the in-kernel DNS resolver to fail with ENOKEY unconditionally.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
---

 fs/exec.c                   |    2 +-
 include/linux/kmod.h        |    8 ++++----
 kernel/kmod.c               |   16 +++++++++-------
 security/keys/request_key.c |    3 +--
 4 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)


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Comments

Linus Torvalds June 17, 2011, 4:39 p.m. UTC | #1
Thanks, this looks much nicer.

Applied.

                     Linus
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Patch

diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 97e0d52..6075a1e 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -1996,7 +1996,7 @@  static void wait_for_dump_helpers(struct file *file)
  * is a special value that we use to trap recursive
  * core dumps
  */
-static int umh_pipe_setup(struct subprocess_info *info)
+static int umh_pipe_setup(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *new)
 {
 	struct file *rp, *wp;
 	struct fdtable *fdt;
diff --git a/include/linux/kmod.h b/include/linux/kmod.h
index d4a5c84..0da38cf 100644
--- a/include/linux/kmod.h
+++ b/include/linux/kmod.h
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@  static inline int request_module_nowait(const char *name, ...) { return -ENOSYS;
 #endif
 
 
-struct key;
+struct cred;
 struct file;
 
 enum umh_wait {
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@  struct subprocess_info {
 	char **envp;
 	enum umh_wait wait;
 	int retval;
-	int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info);
+	int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *new);
 	void (*cleanup)(struct subprocess_info *info);
 	void *data;
 };
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@  struct subprocess_info *call_usermodehelper_setup(char *path, char **argv,
 
 /* Set various pieces of state into the subprocess_info structure */
 void call_usermodehelper_setfns(struct subprocess_info *info,
-		    int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info),
+		    int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *new),
 		    void (*cleanup)(struct subprocess_info *info),
 		    void *data);
 
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@  void call_usermodehelper_freeinfo(struct subprocess_info *info);
 static inline int
 call_usermodehelper_fns(char *path, char **argv, char **envp,
 			enum umh_wait wait,
-			int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info),
+			int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *new),
 			void (*cleanup)(struct subprocess_info *), void *data)
 {
 	struct subprocess_info *info;
diff --git a/kernel/kmod.c b/kernel/kmod.c
index ad6a81c..47613df 100644
--- a/kernel/kmod.c
+++ b/kernel/kmod.c
@@ -156,12 +156,6 @@  static int ____call_usermodehelper(void *data)
 	 */
 	set_user_nice(current, 0);
 
-	if (sub_info->init) {
-		retval = sub_info->init(sub_info);
-		if (retval)
-			goto fail;
-	}
-
 	retval = -ENOMEM;
 	new = prepare_kernel_cred(current);
 	if (!new)
@@ -173,6 +167,14 @@  static int ____call_usermodehelper(void *data)
 					     new->cap_inheritable);
 	spin_unlock(&umh_sysctl_lock);
 
+	if (sub_info->init) {
+		retval = sub_info->init(sub_info, new);
+		if (retval) {
+			abort_creds(new);
+			goto fail;
+		}
+	}
+
 	commit_creds(new);
 
 	retval = kernel_execve(sub_info->path,
@@ -388,7 +390,7 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(call_usermodehelper_setup);
  * context in which call_usermodehelper_exec is called.
  */
 void call_usermodehelper_setfns(struct subprocess_info *info,
-		    int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info),
+		    int (*init)(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *new),
 		    void (*cleanup)(struct subprocess_info *info),
 		    void *data)
 {
diff --git a/security/keys/request_key.c b/security/keys/request_key.c
index d31862e..8e319a4 100644
--- a/security/keys/request_key.c
+++ b/security/keys/request_key.c
@@ -71,9 +71,8 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(complete_request_key);
  * This is called in context of freshly forked kthread before kernel_execve(),
  * so we can simply install the desired session_keyring at this point.
  */
-static int umh_keys_init(struct subprocess_info *info)
+static int umh_keys_init(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *cred)
 {
-	struct cred *cred = (struct cred*)current_cred();
 	struct key *keyring = info->data;
 
 	return install_session_keyring_to_cred(cred, keyring);