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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3 1/3] ptrace: Provide ___ptrace_may_access() that can be applied on arbitrary tasks
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Zijlstra [mailto:peterz@infradead.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 12:03 PM
> To: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> Cc: Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org>; Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>; Tim Chen
> <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>; Schaufler, Casey <casey.schaufler@intel.com>;
> Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>; Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>;
> Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>; Woodhouse, David
> <dwmw@amazon.co.uk>; Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>; linux-
> kernel@vger.kernel.org; x86@kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] ptrace: Provide ___ptrace_may_access() that can
> be applied on arbitrary tasks
>
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 02:40:18PM -0400, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > [ 1838.769917] <<EOE>> [<ffffffff816391e5>]
> avc_compute_av+0x126/0x1b5
>
> That does read_lock(), which is not allowed from scheduler context.
>
> > [ 1838.777125] [<ffffffff810b842e>] ? walk_tg_tree_from+0xbe/0x110
> > [ 1838.783828] [<ffffffff8128b9c4>] avc_has_perm_noaudit+0xc4/0x110
>
> In current code this can end up in avc_update_node() which uses
> spin_lock(), which is a bug from scheduler context.o
>
> > [ 1838.790628] [<ffffffff8128f1fb>] cred_has_capability+0x6b/0x120
> > [ 1838.797331] [<ffffffff810db71c>] ? ktime_get+0x4c/0xd0
> > [ 1838.803160] [<ffffffff810e167b>] ?
> clockevents_program_event+0x6b/0xf0
> > [ 1838.810532] [<ffffffff8128f2de>] selinux_capable+0x2e/0x40
> > [ 1838.816748] [<ffffffff81288f65>] security_capable_noaudit+0x15/0x20
> > [ 1838.823829] [<ffffffff8108b975>] has_ns_capability_noaudit+0x15/0x20
> > [ 1838.831014] [<ffffffff8108bc55>] ptrace_has_cap+0x35/0x40
> > [ 1838.837126] [<ffffffff8108c717>] ___ptrace_may_access+0xa7/0x1e0
> > [ 1838.843925] [<ffffffff8163f0ae>] __schedule+0x26e/0xa00
> > [ 1838.849855] [<ffffffff81640949>] schedule_preempt_disabled+0x29/0x70
> > [ 1838.857041] [<ffffffff810d9324>] cpu_startup_entry+0x184/0x290
> > [ 1838.863637] [<ffffffff8104891a>] start_secondary+0x1da/0x250
>
> So yes, looks like all that security LSM nonsense isn't going to work
> here.

What won't work is using the ptrace code. That is one of the reasons why
you can't just blindly use it. Look at the patch set I submitted and you'll see
that the SELinux selinux_task_safe_sidechannel() hook does not do the things
that cause the lockup.

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