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SubjectRe: [PATCH] audit: Use struct net not pid_t to remember the network namespce to reply in
On 14/02/28, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> While reading through 3.14-rc1 I found a pretty siginficant mishandling
> of network namespaces in the recent audit changes.
>
> In struct audit_netlink_list and audit_reply add a reference to the
> network namespace of the caller and remove the userspace pid of the
> caller. This cleanly remembers the callers network namespace, and
> removes a huge class of races and nasty failure modes that can occur
> when attempting to relook up the callers network namespace from a pid_t
> (including the caller's network namespace changing, pid wraparound, and
> the pid simply not being present).

Ok, so I see that avoiding pid_t in struct audit_reply and struct
audit_netlink_list is necessary. Why not switch to struct pid?

How does this patch solve a caller's network namespace changing?

> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> ---
> kernel/audit.c | 10 ++++++----
> kernel/audit.h | 2 +-
> kernel/auditfilter.c | 3 ++-
> 3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
> index 34c5a2310fbf..1e5756f16f6f 100644
> --- a/kernel/audit.c
> +++ b/kernel/audit.c
> @@ -182,7 +182,7 @@ struct audit_buffer {
>
> struct audit_reply {
> __u32 portid;
> - pid_t pid;
> + struct net *net;
> struct sk_buff *skb;
> };
>
> @@ -500,7 +500,7 @@ int audit_send_list(void *_dest)
> {
> struct audit_netlink_list *dest = _dest;
> struct sk_buff *skb;
> - struct net *net = get_net_ns_by_pid(dest->pid);
> + struct net *net = dest->net;
> struct audit_net *aunet = net_generic(net, audit_net_id);
>
> /* wait for parent to finish and send an ACK */
> @@ -510,6 +510,7 @@ int audit_send_list(void *_dest)
> while ((skb = __skb_dequeue(&dest->q)) != NULL)
> netlink_unicast(aunet->nlsk, skb, dest->portid, 0);
>
> + put_net(net);
> kfree(dest);
>
> return 0;
> @@ -543,7 +544,7 @@ out_kfree_skb:
> static int audit_send_reply_thread(void *arg)
> {
> struct audit_reply *reply = (struct audit_reply *)arg;
> - struct net *net = get_net_ns_by_pid(reply->pid);
> + struct net *net = reply->net;
> struct audit_net *aunet = net_generic(net, audit_net_id);
>
> mutex_lock(&audit_cmd_mutex);
> @@ -552,6 +553,7 @@ static int audit_send_reply_thread(void *arg)
> /* Ignore failure. It'll only happen if the sender goes away,
> because our timeout is set to infinite. */
> netlink_unicast(aunet->nlsk , reply->skb, reply->portid, 0);
> + put_net(net);
> kfree(reply);
> return 0;
> }
> @@ -583,8 +585,8 @@ static void audit_send_reply(__u32 portid, int seq, int type, int done,
> if (!skb)
> goto out;
>
> + reply->net = get_net(current->nsproxy->net_ns);
> reply->portid = portid;
> - reply->pid = task_pid_vnr(current);
> reply->skb = skb;
>
> tsk = kthread_run(audit_send_reply_thread, reply, "audit_send_reply");
> diff --git a/kernel/audit.h b/kernel/audit.h
> index 57cc64d67718..8df132214606 100644
> --- a/kernel/audit.h
> +++ b/kernel/audit.h
> @@ -247,7 +247,7 @@ extern void audit_panic(const char *message);
>
> struct audit_netlink_list {
> __u32 portid;
> - pid_t pid;
> + struct net *net;
> struct sk_buff_head q;
> };
>
> diff --git a/kernel/auditfilter.c b/kernel/auditfilter.c
> index 14a78cca384e..a5e3d73d73e4 100644
> --- a/kernel/auditfilter.c
> +++ b/kernel/auditfilter.c
> @@ -29,6 +29,7 @@
> #include <linux/sched.h>
> #include <linux/slab.h>
> #include <linux/security.h>
> +#include <net/net_namespace.h>
> #include "audit.h"
>
> /*
> @@ -1083,8 +1084,8 @@ int audit_list_rules_send(__u32 portid, int seq)
> dest = kmalloc(sizeof(struct audit_netlink_list), GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!dest)
> return -ENOMEM;
> + dest->net = get_net(current->nsproxy->net_ns);
> dest->portid = portid;
> - dest->pid = task_pid_vnr(current);
> skb_queue_head_init(&dest->q);
>
> mutex_lock(&audit_filter_mutex);
> --
> 1.7.5.4
>

- RGB

--
Richard Guy Briggs <rbriggs@redhat.com>
Senior Software Engineer, Kernel Security, AMER ENG Base Operating Systems, Red Hat
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