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authorKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>2013-06-12 14:04:39 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-06-12 16:29:44 -0700
commit637241a900cbd982f744d44646b48a273d609b34 (patch)
tree0c8e84af9e6a37bd61f9fc9b7a668472df53df46 /fs/proc/kmsg.c
parentcf7df378aa4ff7da3a44769b7ff6e9eef1a9f3db (diff)
kmsg: honor dmesg_restrict sysctl on /dev/kmsg
The dmesg_restrict sysctl currently covers the syslog method for access dmesg, however /dev/kmsg isn't covered by the same protections. Most people haven't noticed because util-linux dmesg(1) defaults to using the syslog method for access in older versions. With util-linux dmesg(1) defaults to reading directly from /dev/kmsg. To fix /dev/kmsg, let's compare the existing interfaces and what they allow: - /proc/kmsg allows: - open (SYSLOG_ACTION_OPEN) if CAP_SYSLOG since it uses a destructive single-reader interface (SYSLOG_ACTION_READ). - everything, after an open. - syslog syscall allows: - anything, if CAP_SYSLOG. - SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALL and SYSLOG_ACTION_SIZE_BUFFER, if dmesg_restrict==0. - nothing else (EPERM). The use-cases were: - dmesg(1) needs to do non-destructive SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALLs. - sysklog(1) needs to open /proc/kmsg, drop privs, and still issue the destructive SYSLOG_ACTION_READs. AIUI, dmesg(1) is moving to /dev/kmsg, and systemd-journald doesn't clear the ring buffer. Based on the comments in devkmsg_llseek, it sounds like actions besides reading aren't going to be supported by /dev/kmsg (i.e. SYSLOG_ACTION_CLEAR), so we have a strict subset of the non-destructive syslog syscall actions. To this end, move the check as Josh had done, but also rename the constants to reflect their new uses (SYSLOG_FROM_CALL becomes SYSLOG_FROM_READER, and SYSLOG_FROM_FILE becomes SYSLOG_FROM_PROC). SYSLOG_FROM_READER allows non-destructive actions, and SYSLOG_FROM_PROC allows destructive actions after a capabilities-constrained SYSLOG_ACTION_OPEN check. - /dev/kmsg allows: - open if CAP_SYSLOG or dmesg_restrict==0 - reading/polling, after open Addresses https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=903192 [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use pr_warn_once()] Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Reported-by: Christian Kujau <lists@nerdbynature.de> Tested-by: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com> Cc: Kay Sievers <kay@vrfy.org> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/proc/kmsg.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/proc/kmsg.c10
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/fs/proc/kmsg.c b/fs/proc/kmsg.c
index bd4b5a740ff1..bdfabdaefdce 100644
--- a/fs/proc/kmsg.c
+++ b/fs/proc/kmsg.c
@@ -21,12 +21,12 @@ extern wait_queue_head_t log_wait;
static int kmsg_open(struct inode * inode, struct file * file)
{
- return do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_OPEN, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_FILE);
+ return do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_OPEN, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_PROC);
}
static int kmsg_release(struct inode * inode, struct file * file)
{
- (void) do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_CLOSE, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_FILE);
+ (void) do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_CLOSE, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_PROC);
return 0;
}
@@ -34,15 +34,15 @@ static ssize_t kmsg_read(struct file *file, char __user *buf,
size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
{
if ((file->f_flags & O_NONBLOCK) &&
- !do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_SIZE_UNREAD, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_FILE))
+ !do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_SIZE_UNREAD, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_PROC))
return -EAGAIN;
- return do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_READ, buf, count, SYSLOG_FROM_FILE);
+ return do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_READ, buf, count, SYSLOG_FROM_PROC);
}
static unsigned int kmsg_poll(struct file *file, poll_table *wait)
{
poll_wait(file, &log_wait, wait);
- if (do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_SIZE_UNREAD, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_FILE))
+ if (do_syslog(SYSLOG_ACTION_SIZE_UNREAD, NULL, 0, SYSLOG_FROM_PROC))
return POLLIN | POLLRDNORM;
return 0;
}

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