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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 2/2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 08:18:10AM +1100, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
> On 2018-11-19, Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 07:28:57AM +1100, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
> > > On 2018-11-19, Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
> > > > + if (info) {
> > > > + ret = __copy_siginfo_from_user(sig, &kinfo, info);
> > > > + if (unlikely(ret))
> > > > + goto err;
> > > > + /*
> > > > + * Not even root can pretend to send signals from the kernel.
> > > > + * Nor can they impersonate a kill()/tgkill(), which adds
> > > > + * source info.
> > > > + */
> > > > + ret = -EPERM;
> > > > + if ((kinfo.si_code >= 0 || kinfo.si_code == SI_TKILL) &&
> > > > + (task_pid(current) != pid))
> > > > + goto err;
> > > > + } else {
> > > > + prepare_kill_siginfo(sig, &kinfo);
> > > > + }
> > >
> > > I wonder whether we should also have a pidns restriction here, since
> > > currently it isn't possible for a container process using a pidns to
> > > signal processes outside its pidns. AFAICS, this isn't done through an
> > > explicit check -- it's a side-effect of processes in a pidns not being
> > > able to address non-descendant-pidns processes.
> > >
> > > But maybe it's reasonable to allow sending a procfd to a different pidns
> > > and the same operations working on it? If we extend the procfd API to
> >
> > No, I don't think so. I really don't want any fancy semantics in here.
> > Fancy doesn't get merged and fancy is hard to maintain. So we should do
> > something like:
> >
> > if (proc_pid_ns() != current_pid_ns)
> > return EINVAL
>
> This isn't quite sufficient. The key thing is that you have to be in an
> *ancestor* (or same) pidns, not the *same* pidns. Ideally you can re-use

See my next mail.

> the check already in pidns_get_parent, and expose it. It would be
> something as trivial as:
>
> bool pidns_is_descendant(struct pid_namespace *ns,
> struct pid_namespace *ancestor)
> {
> for (;;) {
> if (!ns)
> return false;
> if (ns == ancestor)
> break;
> ns = ns->parent;
> }
> return true;
> }
>
> And you can rewrite pidns_get_parent to use it. So you would instead be
> doing:
>
> if (pidns_is_descendant(proc_pid_ns, task_active_pid_ns(current)))
> return -EPERM;
>
> (Or you can just copy the 5-line loop into procfd_signal -- though I
> imagine we'll need this for all of the procfd_* APIs.)
>
> --
> Aleksa Sarai
> Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
> SUSE Linux GmbH
> <https://www.cyphar.com/>


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