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SubjectRe: [PATCH ghak25 v2 4/9] audit: record nfcfg params
On 2020-01-30 22:18, Paul Moore wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 1:55 PM Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com> wrote:
> > Record the auditable parameters of any non-empty netfilter table
> > configuration change.
> >
> > See: https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/issues/25
> > Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com>
> > ---
> > include/linux/audit.h | 11 +++++++++++
> > kernel/auditsc.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+)
>
> I can not see a good reason why this patch is separate from patches 5
> and 6, please squash them down into one patch. As it currently stands
> the logging function introduced here has no caller so it is pointless
> by itself. Strive to make an individual patch have some significance
> on its own whenever possible.
>
> This will also help you write a better commit description, right now
> the commit description tells me nothing, but if you bring in the other
> patches you can talk about consolidating similar code into a common
> function.

Fair enough. I could see squashing some of these, but there are a
number of issues being addressed and would like to see some granularity,
but as you point out, each patch should stand on its own...

> > diff --git a/include/linux/audit.h b/include/linux/audit.h
> > index f9ceae57ca8d..96cabb095eed 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/audit.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/audit.h
> > @@ -379,6 +379,7 @@ extern int __audit_log_bprm_fcaps(struct linux_binprm *bprm,
> > extern void __audit_fanotify(unsigned int response);
> > extern void __audit_tk_injoffset(struct timespec64 offset);
> > extern void __audit_ntp_log(const struct audit_ntp_data *ad);
> > +extern void __audit_nf_cfg(const char *name, u8 af, int nentries);
> >
> > static inline void audit_ipc_obj(struct kern_ipc_perm *ipcp)
> > {
> > @@ -514,6 +515,12 @@ static inline void audit_ntp_log(const struct audit_ntp_data *ad)
> > __audit_ntp_log(ad);
> > }
> >
> > +static inline void audit_nf_cfg(const char *name, u8 af, int nentries)
> > +{
> > + if (!audit_dummy_context())
> > + __audit_nf_cfg(name, af, nentries);
>
> See my comments below about audit_enabled.

I've cleaned up audit_enabled and removed dummy due to ghak120.

> > +}
> > +
> > extern int audit_n_rules;
> > extern int audit_signals;
> > #else /* CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL */
> > @@ -646,6 +653,10 @@ static inline void audit_ntp_log(const struct audit_ntp_data *ad)
> >
> > static inline void audit_ptrace(struct task_struct *t)
> > { }
> > +
> > +static inline void audit_nf_cfg(const char *name, u8 af, int nentries)
> > +{ }
> > +
> > #define audit_n_rules 0
> > #define audit_signals 0
> > #endif /* CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL */
> > diff --git a/kernel/auditsc.c b/kernel/auditsc.c
> > index 4effe01ebbe2..4e1df4233cd3 100644
> > --- a/kernel/auditsc.c
> > +++ b/kernel/auditsc.c
> > @@ -2545,6 +2545,22 @@ void __audit_ntp_log(const struct audit_ntp_data *ad)
> > audit_log_ntp_val(ad, "adjust", AUDIT_NTP_ADJUST);
> > }
> >
> > +void __audit_nf_cfg(const char *name, u8 af, int nentries)
>
> Should nentries be an unsigned int?

Yes, it should, thank you.

> > +{
> > + struct audit_buffer *ab;
> > + struct audit_context *context = audit_context();
>
> This is a good example of why the context of a caller matters; taken
> alone I would say that we need a check for audit_enabled here, but if
> we look at the latter patches we can see that the caller already has
> the audit_enabled check.
>
> Considering that the caller is already doing an audit_enabled check,
> we might want to consider moving the audit_enabled check into
> audit_nf_cfg() where we do the dummy context check. It's a static
> inline so there shouldn't be a performance impact and it makes the
> caller's code cleaner.
>
> > + if (!nentries)
> > + return;
> > + ab = audit_log_start(context, GFP_KERNEL, AUDIT_NETFILTER_CFG);
>
> Why do we need the context variable, why not just call audit_context()
> here directly?

Context has been cleaned up.

> > + if (!ab)
> > + return; /* audit_panic or being filtered */
>
> We generally don't add comments when audit_log_start() fails
> elsewhere, please don't do it here.

Ok.

> > + audit_log_format(ab, "table=%s family=%u entries=%u",
> > + name, af, nentries);
> > + audit_log_end(ab);
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__audit_nf_cfg);
> > +
> > static void audit_log_task(struct audit_buffer *ab)
> > {
> > kuid_t auid, uid;
> > --
> > 1.8.3.1
>
> --
> paul moore
> www.paul-moore.com
>

- RGB

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Sr. S/W Engineer, Kernel Security, Base Operating Systems
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