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[RESEND,v2,02/18] block_dev: Check permissions towards block device inode when mounting

Message ID 1451930639-94331-3-git-send-email-seth.forshee@canonical.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
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Commit Message

Seth Forshee Jan. 4, 2016, 6:03 p.m. UTC
Unprivileged users should not be able to mount block devices when
they lack sufficient privileges towards the block device inode.
Update blkdev_get_by_path() to validate that the user has the
required access to the inode at the specified path. The check
will be skipped for CAP_SYS_ADMIN, so privileged mounts will
continue working as before.

Signed-off-by: Seth Forshee <seth.forshee@canonical.com>
Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com>
 fs/block_dev.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/fs/block_dev.c b/fs/block_dev.c
index 3ebbde85d898..4fdb6ab59816 100644
--- a/fs/block_dev.c
+++ b/fs/block_dev.c
@@ -1424,9 +1424,14 @@  struct block_device *blkdev_get_by_path(const char *path, fmode_t mode,
 					void *holder)
 	struct block_device *bdev;
+	int perm = 0;
 	int err;
-	bdev = lookup_bdev(path, 0);
+	if (mode & FMODE_READ)
+		perm |= MAY_READ;
+	if (mode & FMODE_WRITE)
+		perm |= MAY_WRITE;
+	bdev = lookup_bdev(path, perm);
 	if (IS_ERR(bdev))
 		return bdev;