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SubjectRe: NFS mounts failing when keytab present on client
On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:50:51AM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:46:28AM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 03:29:50PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > > Hi Michael,
> > >
> > > On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:06:14PM +0100, Michael Young wrote:
> > > > NFS mounts stopped working on one of my computers after a kernel update from
> > > > 4.15.3 to 4.15.4. I traced the problem to the commit
> > > > [46e8d06e423c4f35eac7a8b677b713b3ec9b0684] crypto: hash - prevent using
> > > > keyed hashes without setting key
> > > > and a later kernel with this patch reverted works normally.
> > > >
> > > > The problem seems to be related to kerberos as the mount fails when the
> > > > keytab is present, but works if I rename the keytab file. This is true even
> > > > though the mount is with sec=sys . The mount should also work with sec=krb5
> > > > but that also fails in the same way. When the mount fails there are errors
> > > > in dmesg like
> > > > [ 1232.522816] gss_marshal: gss_get_mic FAILED (851968)
> > > > [ 1232.522819] RPC: couldn't encode RPC header, exit EIO
> > > > [ 1232.522856] gss_marshal: gss_get_mic FAILED (851968)
> > > > [ 1232.522857] RPC: couldn't encode RPC header, exit EIO
> > > > [ 1232.522863] NFS: nfs4_discover_server_trunking unhandled error -5.
> > > > Exiting with error EIO
> > > > [ 1232.525039] gss_marshal: gss_get_mic FAILED (851968)
> > > > [ 1232.525042] RPC: couldn't encode RPC header, exit EIO
> > > >
> > > > Michael Young
> > >
> > > Thanks for the bug report. I think the error is coming from
> > > net/sunrpc/auth_gss/gss_krb5_crypto.c. There are two potential problems I see.
> > > The first one, which is definitely a bug, is that make_checksum_hmac_md5()
> > > allocates an HMAC transform and request, then does these crypto API calls:
> > >
> > > crypto_ahash_init()
> > > crypto_ahash_setkey()
> > > crypto_ahash_digest()
> > >
> > > This is wrong because it makes no sense to init() the HMAC request before the
> > > key has been set, and doubly so when it's calling digest() which is shorthand
> > > for init() + update() + final(). So I think it just needs to be removed. You
> > > can test the following patch:
> >
> > When was this introduced?
> >
> > 3b5cf20cf439 "sunrpc: Use skcipher and ahash/shash"
> > - probably not, assuming the above was still just as wrong with
> > crypto_hash_{init,setkey,digest} as it is with
> > crypto_ahash_{init,setkey,digest}
> >
> > So I'm guessing it was wrong from the start when it was added by
> > fffdaef2eb4a "gss_krb5: Add support for rc4-hmac encryption" 8 years
> > ago. Wonder why it took this long to notice? Did something else
> > change?
> >
> > --b.
>
> It was wrong from the start, but the crypto API only recently started enforcing
> that the key has to be set before init() or digest() is called. Before that the
> code was just doing unnecessary work, at least with the software HMAC
> implementation. Though, there are also hardware crypto drivers that implement
> HMAC-MD5, and it's not immediately obvious that they handle init() before
> setkey() as gracefully as the software implementation.

Thanks, got it. Do you know how to find a commit id for that change?
It's not entirely fair to blame the crypto change for what was really a
latent nfs bug, but it might still be worth adding a Fixes: line just so
people know where it needs backporting.

--b.

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