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Subject[PATCH v7] Add a "nosymfollow" mount option.
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From: Mattias Nissler <mnissler@chromium.org>

For mounts that have the new "nosymfollow" option, don't follow symlinks
when resolving paths. The new option is similar in spirit to the
existing "nodev", "noexec", and "nosuid" options, as well as to the
LOOKUP_NO_SYMLINKS resolve flag in the openat2(2) syscall. Various BSD
variants have been supporting the "nosymfollow" mount option for a long
time with equivalent implementations.

Note that symlinks may still be created on file systems mounted with
the "nosymfollow" option present. readlink() remains functional, so
user space code that is aware of symlinks can still choose to follow
them explicitly.

Setting the "nosymfollow" mount option helps prevent privileged
writers from modifying files unintentionally in case there is an
unexpected link along the accessed path. The "nosymfollow" option is
thus useful as a defensive measure for systems that need to deal with
untrusted file systems in privileged contexts.

More information on the history and motivation for this patch can be
found here:

https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/chromium-os/chromiumos-design-docs/hardening-against-malicious-stateful-data#TOC-Restricting-symlink-traversal

Signed-off-by: Mattias Nissler <mnissler@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <zwisler@google.com>
---
Changes since v6 [1]:
* Rebased onto v5.8.
* Another round of testing including readlink(1), readlink(2),
realpath(1), realpath(3), statfs(2) and mount(2) to make sure
everything still works.

After this lands I will upstream changes to util-linux[2] and man-pages
[3].

[1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/3/4/770
[2]: https://github.com/rzwisler/util-linux/commit/7f8771acd85edb70d97921c026c55e1e724d4e15
[3]: https://github.com/rzwisler/man-pages/commit/b8fe8079f64b5068940c0144586e580399a71668
---
fs/namei.c | 3 ++-
fs/namespace.c | 2 ++
fs/proc_namespace.c | 1 +
fs/statfs.c | 2 ++
include/linux/mount.h | 3 ++-
include/linux/statfs.h | 1 +
include/uapi/linux/mount.h | 1 +
7 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index 72d4219c93acb..ed68478fb1fb6 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -1626,7 +1626,8 @@ static const char *pick_link(struct nameidata *nd, struct path *link,
return ERR_PTR(error);
}

- if (unlikely(nd->flags & LOOKUP_NO_SYMLINKS))
+ if (unlikely(nd->flags & LOOKUP_NO_SYMLINKS) ||
+ unlikely(nd->path.mnt->mnt_flags & MNT_NOSYMFOLLOW))
return ERR_PTR(-ELOOP);

if (!(nd->flags & LOOKUP_RCU)) {
diff --git a/fs/namespace.c b/fs/namespace.c
index 4a0f600a33285..1cbbf5a9b954f 100644
--- a/fs/namespace.c
+++ b/fs/namespace.c
@@ -3167,6 +3167,8 @@ long do_mount(const char *dev_name, const char __user *dir_name,
mnt_flags &= ~(MNT_RELATIME | MNT_NOATIME);
if (flags & MS_RDONLY)
mnt_flags |= MNT_READONLY;
+ if (flags & MS_NOSYMFOLLOW)
+ mnt_flags |= MNT_NOSYMFOLLOW;

/* The default atime for remount is preservation */
if ((flags & MS_REMOUNT) &&
diff --git a/fs/proc_namespace.c b/fs/proc_namespace.c
index 3059a9394c2d6..e59d4bb3a89e4 100644
--- a/fs/proc_namespace.c
+++ b/fs/proc_namespace.c
@@ -70,6 +70,7 @@ static void show_mnt_opts(struct seq_file *m, struct vfsmount *mnt)
{ MNT_NOATIME, ",noatime" },
{ MNT_NODIRATIME, ",nodiratime" },
{ MNT_RELATIME, ",relatime" },
+ { MNT_NOSYMFOLLOW, ",nosymfollow" },
{ 0, NULL }
};
const struct proc_fs_opts *fs_infop;
diff --git a/fs/statfs.c b/fs/statfs.c
index 2616424012ea7..59f33752c1311 100644
--- a/fs/statfs.c
+++ b/fs/statfs.c
@@ -29,6 +29,8 @@ static int flags_by_mnt(int mnt_flags)
flags |= ST_NODIRATIME;
if (mnt_flags & MNT_RELATIME)
flags |= ST_RELATIME;
+ if (mnt_flags & MNT_NOSYMFOLLOW)
+ flags |= ST_NOSYMFOLLOW;
return flags;
}

diff --git a/include/linux/mount.h b/include/linux/mount.h
index de657bd211fa6..aaf343b38671c 100644
--- a/include/linux/mount.h
+++ b/include/linux/mount.h
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ struct fs_context;
#define MNT_NODIRATIME 0x10
#define MNT_RELATIME 0x20
#define MNT_READONLY 0x40 /* does the user want this to be r/o? */
+#define MNT_NOSYMFOLLOW 0x80

#define MNT_SHRINKABLE 0x100
#define MNT_WRITE_HOLD 0x200
@@ -46,7 +47,7 @@ struct fs_context;
#define MNT_SHARED_MASK (MNT_UNBINDABLE)
#define MNT_USER_SETTABLE_MASK (MNT_NOSUID | MNT_NODEV | MNT_NOEXEC \
| MNT_NOATIME | MNT_NODIRATIME | MNT_RELATIME \
- | MNT_READONLY)
+ | MNT_READONLY | MNT_NOSYMFOLLOW)
#define MNT_ATIME_MASK (MNT_NOATIME | MNT_NODIRATIME | MNT_RELATIME )

#define MNT_INTERNAL_FLAGS (MNT_SHARED | MNT_WRITE_HOLD | MNT_INTERNAL | \
diff --git a/include/linux/statfs.h b/include/linux/statfs.h
index 9bc69edb8f188..fac4356ea1bfc 100644
--- a/include/linux/statfs.h
+++ b/include/linux/statfs.h
@@ -40,6 +40,7 @@ struct kstatfs {
#define ST_NOATIME 0x0400 /* do not update access times */
#define ST_NODIRATIME 0x0800 /* do not update directory access times */
#define ST_RELATIME 0x1000 /* update atime relative to mtime/ctime */
+#define ST_NOSYMFOLLOW 0x2000 /* do not follow symlinks */

struct dentry;
extern int vfs_get_fsid(struct dentry *dentry, __kernel_fsid_t *fsid);
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/mount.h b/include/uapi/linux/mount.h
index 96a0240f23fed..dd8306ea336c1 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/mount.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/mount.h
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
#define MS_REMOUNT 32 /* Alter flags of a mounted FS */
#define MS_MANDLOCK 64 /* Allow mandatory locks on an FS */
#define MS_DIRSYNC 128 /* Directory modifications are synchronous */
+#define MS_NOSYMFOLLOW 256 /* Do not follow symlinks */
#define MS_NOATIME 1024 /* Do not update access times. */
#define MS_NODIRATIME 2048 /* Do not update directory access times */
#define MS_BIND 4096
--
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