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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] seccomp: Emulate basic filters for constant action results
On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:46 AM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 01:47:47AM +0200, Jann Horn wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 1:29 AM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
> > > This emulates absolutely the most basic seccomp filters to figure out
> > > if they will always give the same results for a given arch/nr combo.
> > >
> > > Nearly all seccomp filters are built from the following ops:
> > >
> > > BPF_LD | BPF_W | BPF_ABS
> > > BPF_JMP | BPF_JEQ | BPF_K
> > > BPF_JMP | BPF_JGE | BPF_K
> > > BPF_JMP | BPF_JGT | BPF_K
> > > BPF_JMP | BPF_JSET | BPF_K
> > > BPF_JMP | BPF_JA
> > > BPF_RET | BPF_K
> > >
> > > These are now emulated to check for accesses beyond seccomp_data::arch
> > > or unknown instructions.
> > >
> > > Not yet implemented are:
> > >
> > > BPF_ALU | BPF_AND (generated by libseccomp and Chrome)
> >
> > BPF_AND is normally only used on syscall arguments, not on the syscall
> > number or the architecture, right? And when a syscall argument is
> > loaded, we abort execution anyway. So I think there is no need to
> > implement those?
>
> Is that right? I can't actually tell what libseccomp is doing with
> ALU|AND. It looks like it's using it for building jump lists?

There is an ALU|AND op in the jump resolution code, but that is really
just if libseccomp needs to fixup the accumulator because a code block
is expecting a masked value (right now that would only be a syscall
argument, not the syscall number itself).

> Paul, Tom, under what cases does libseccomp emit ALU|AND into filters?

Presently the only place where libseccomp uses ALU|AND is when the
masked equality comparison is used for comparing syscall arguments
(SCMP_CMP_MASKED_EQ). I can't honestly say I have any good
information about how often that is used by libseccomp callers, but if
I do a quick search on GitHub for "SCMP_CMP_MASKED_EQ" I see 2k worth
of code hits; take that for whatever it is worth. Tom may have some
more/better information.

Of course no promises on future use :) As one quick example, I keep
thinking about adding the instruction pointer to the list of things
that can be compared as part of a libseccomp rule, and if we do that I
would expect that we would want to also allow a masked comparison (and
utilize another ALU|AND bpf op there). However, I'm not sure how
useful that would be in practice.

--
paul moore
www.paul-moore.com

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