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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 2/2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
On 2018-11-19, Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
> 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
> > 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;
> > }
>
> That can be done without a loop by comparing the level counter for the
> two pid namespaces.

If so, we can refactor how pidns_get_parent() and family work. :P

But yes, I agree with doing the above check.

--
Aleksa Sarai
Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
SUSE Linux GmbH
<https://www.cyphar.com/>
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