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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/9] perf/core: open access for CAP_SYS_PERFMON privileged process
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On 01.04.2020 23:49, Alexey Budankov wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>
> On 08.01.2020 19:07, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 12:25:35PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
>>>
>>> Open access to perf_events monitoring for CAP_SYS_PERFMON privileged
>>> processes. For backward compatibility reasons access to perf_events
>>> subsystem remains open for CAP_SYS_ADMIN privileged processes but
>>> CAP_SYS_ADMIN usage for secure perf_events monitoring is discouraged
>>> with respect to CAP_SYS_PERFMON capability.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@linux.intel.com>
>>> ---
>>> include/linux/perf_event.h | 6 +++---
>>> kernel/events/core.c | 6 +++---
>>> 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/include/linux/perf_event.h b/include/linux/perf_event.h
>>> index 34c7c6910026..f46acd69425f 100644
>>> --- a/include/linux/perf_event.h
>>> +++ b/include/linux/perf_event.h
>>> @@ -1285,7 +1285,7 @@ static inline int perf_is_paranoid(void)
>>>
>>> static inline int perf_allow_kernel(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>> {
>>> - if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 1 && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>>> + if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 1 && !perfmon_capable())
>>> return -EACCES;
>>>
>>> return security_perf_event_open(attr, PERF_SECURITY_KERNEL);
>>> @@ -1293,7 +1293,7 @@ static inline int perf_allow_kernel(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>>
>>> static inline int perf_allow_cpu(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>> {
>>> - if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 0 && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>>> + if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > 0 && !perfmon_capable())
>>> return -EACCES;
>>>
>>> return security_perf_event_open(attr, PERF_SECURITY_CPU);
>>> @@ -1301,7 +1301,7 @@ static inline int perf_allow_cpu(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>>
>>> static inline int perf_allow_tracepoint(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
>>> {
>>> - if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > -1 && !capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>>> + if (sysctl_perf_event_paranoid > -1 && !perfmon_capable())
>>> return -EPERM;
>>>
>>> return security_perf_event_open(attr, PERF_SECURITY_TRACEPOINT);
>>
>> These are OK I suppose.
>>
>>> diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
>>> index 059ee7116008..d9db414f2197 100644
>>> --- a/kernel/events/core.c
>>> +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
>>> @@ -9056,7 +9056,7 @@ static int perf_kprobe_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
>>> if (event->attr.type != perf_kprobe.type)
>>> return -ENOENT;
>>>
>>> - if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>>> + if (!perfmon_capable())
>>> return -EACCES;
>>>
>>> /*
>>
>> This one only allows attaching to already extant kprobes, right? It does
>> not allow creation of kprobes.
>>
>>> @@ -9116,7 +9116,7 @@ static int perf_uprobe_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
>>> if (event->attr.type != perf_uprobe.type)
>>> return -ENOENT;
>>>
>>> - if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>>> + if (!perfmon_capable())
>>> return -EACCES;
>>>
>>> /*
>>
>> Idem, I presume.
>>
>>> @@ -11157,7 +11157,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
>>> }
>>>
>>> if (attr.namespaces) {
>>> - if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
>>> + if (!perfmon_capable())
>>> return -EACCES;
>>> }
>>
>> And given we basically make the entire kernel observable with this CAP,
>> busting namespaces shoulnd't be a problem either.
>>
>> So yeah, I suppose that works.
>
> Could this have you explicit Reviewed-by or Acked-by tag
> so the changes could be driven into the kernel?
> Latest v7 is here:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/c8de937a-0b3a-7147-f5ef-69f467e87a13@linux.intel.com/

Posted v8 with all acquired tags so far:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/f96f8f8a-e65c-3f36-dc85-fc3f5191e8c5@linux.intel.com/

Thanks,
Alexey

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