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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/10] LSM: Blob sharing support for S.A.R.A and LandLock
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:12 PM, Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM Kees Cook keescook@chromium.org wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 6:16 AM, Paul Moore paul@paul-moore.com wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:19 AM Kees Cook keescook@chromium.org wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Casey Schaufler casey@schaufler-ca.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Two proposed security modules require the ability to
> > > > > share security blobs with existing "major" security modules.
> > > > > These modules, S.A.R.A and LandLock, provide significantly
> > > > > different services than SELinux, Smack or AppArmor. Using
> > > > > either in conjunction with the existing modules is quite
> > > > > reasonable. S.A.R.A requires access to the cred blob, while
> > > > > LandLock uses the cred, file and inode blobs.
> > > > > The use of the cred, file and inode blobs has been
> > > > > abstracted in preceding patches in the series. This
> > > > > patch teaches the affected security modules how to access
> > > > > the part of the blob set aside for their use in the case
> > > > > where blobs are shared. The configuration option
> > > > > CONFIG_SECURITY_STACKING identifies systems where the
> > > > > blobs may be shared.
> > > > > The mechanism for selecting which security modules are
> > > > > active has been changed to allow non-conflicting "major"
> > > > > security modules to be used together. At this time the
> > > > > TOMOYO module can safely be used with any of the others.
> > > > > The two new modules would be non-conflicting as well.
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Casey Schaufler casey@schaufler-ca.com
> > > > >
> > > > > ------------------------------------------------------
> > > > >
> > > > > Documentation/admin-guide/LSM/index.rst | 14 +++--
> > > > > include/linux/lsm_hooks.h | 2 +-
> > > > > security/Kconfig | 81 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > > security/apparmor/include/cred.h | 8 +++
> > > > > security/apparmor/include/file.h | 9 ++-
> > > > > security/apparmor/include/lib.h | 4 ++
> > > > > security/apparmor/lsm.c | 8 ++-
> > > > > security/security.c | 30 ++++++++-
> > > > > security/selinux/hooks.c | 3 +-
> > > > > security/selinux/include/objsec.h | 18 +++++-
> > > > > security/smack/smack.h | 19 +++++-
> > > > > security/smack/smack_lsm.c | 17 +++---
> > > > > security/tomoyo/common.h | 12 +++-
> > > > > security/tomoyo/tomoyo.c | 3 +-
> > > > > 14 files changed, 200 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > > > > diff --git a/security/Kconfig b/security/Kconfig
> > > > > index 22f7664c4977..ed48025ae9e0 100644
> > > > > --- a/security/Kconfig
> > > > > +++ b/security/Kconfig
> > > > > @@ -36,6 +36,28 @@ config SECURITY_WRITABLE_HOOKS
> > > > > bool
> > > > > default n
> > > > > +config SECURITY_STACKING
> > > > >
> > > > > - bool "Security module stacking"
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - depends on SECURITY
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - help
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - Allows multiple major security modules to be stacked.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - Modules are invoked in the order registered with a
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - "bail on fail" policy, in which the infrastructure
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - will stop processing once a denial is detected. Not
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - all modules can be stacked. SELinux, Smack and AppArmor are
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - known to be incompatible. User space components may
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - have trouble identifying the security module providing
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - data in some cases.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -
> > > > > - If you select this option you will have to select which
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - of the stackable modules you wish to be active. The
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - "Default security module" will be ignored. The boot line
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - "security=" option can be used to specify that one of
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - the modules identifed for stacking should be used instead
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > - of the entire stack.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -
> > > > > - If you are unsure how to answer this question, answer N.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I don't see a good reason to make this a config. Why shouldn't this
> > > > always be enabled?
> > >
> > > I do. From a user perspective it is sometimes difficult to determine
> > > the reason behind a failed operation; its is a DAC based denial, the
> > > LSM, or some other failure? Stacking additional LSMs has the
> > > potential to make this worse. The boot time configuration adds to the
> > > complexity.
> >
> > Let me try to convince you otherwise. :) The reason I think there's no
> > need for this is because the only functional change here is how
> > TOMOYO gets stacked. And in my proposal, we can convert TOMOYO to be
> > enabled/disabled like LoadPin. Given the configs I showed, stacking
> > TOMOYO with the other major LSMs becomes a config (and/or boottime)
> > option.
> > The changes for TOMOYO are still needed even with SECURITY_STACKING,
> > and I argue that the other major LSMs remain the same. It's only
> > infrastructure that has changed. So, I think having SECURITY_STACKING
> > actually makes things more complex internally (all the ifdefs, weird
> > enable logic) and for distros ("what's this stacking option", etc?)
>
> None of the above deals with the user experience or support burden a
> distro would have by forcing stacking on. If we make it an option the
> distros can choose for themselves; picking a kernel build config is
> not something new to distros, and I think Casey's text adequately
> explains CONFIG_SECURITY_STACKING in terms that would be sufficient.

CONFIG_SECURITY_STACKING doesn't make any user visible changes on
itself as it doesn't automatically enable any new LSM. The LSM
specific configs are place where users/distros make decisions. If
there is only one LSM enabled to run then there's nothing to stack.
If someone choose to run two or more LSM in config/boot cmdline
then we can assume having it stacked is what they wanted. As Kees
pointed there is already CONFIG_SECURITY_DEFAULT_XXX. In both cases
CONFIG_SECURITY_STACKING is redundant and only adds burden instead
of removing it.

> I currently have a neutral stance on stacking, making it mandatory
> pushes me more towards a "no".
>

This implies that your real concern is something else than
CONFIG_SECURITY_STACKING which only allows you to ignore the whole
thing. Please reveal it. There are a lot of people waiting for LSM
stacking which is several years late and it would be great to
resolve potential issues earlier rather later.

> As far as the cpp ifdef's, and other conditionals are concerned, I
> remain unconvinced this is any worse than any other significant
> feature that is a build time option.
>
> paul moore

Jordan

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