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authorEric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>2010-07-23 11:44:03 -0400
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2010-08-02 15:35:07 +1000
commitb782e0a68d17894d9a618ffea55b33639faa6bb4 (patch)
tree307bc615153075a6e92be5d839a58ff48d6525f3 /security
parentd09ca73979460b96d5d4684d588b188be9a1f57d (diff)
SELinux: special dontaudit for access checks
Currently there are a number of applications (nautilus being the main one) which calls access() on files in order to determine how they should be displayed. It is normal and expected that nautilus will want to see if files are executable or if they are really read/write-able. access() should return the real permission. SELinux policy checks are done in access() and can result in lots of AVC denials as policy denies RWX on files which DAC allows. Currently SELinux must dontaudit actual attempts to read/write/execute a file in order to silence these messages (and not flood the logs.) But dontaudit rules like that can hide real attacks. This patch addes a new common file permission audit_access. This permission is special in that it is meaningless and should never show up in an allow rule. Instead the only place this permission has meaning is in a dontaudit rule like so: dontaudit nautilus_t sbin_t:file audit_access With such a rule if nautilus just checks access() we will still get denied and thus userspace will still get the correct answer but we will not log the denial. If nautilus attempted to actually perform one of the forbidden actions (rather than just querying access(2) about it) we would still log a denial. This type of dontaudit rule should be used sparingly, as it could be a method for an attacker to probe the system permissions without detection. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com> Acked-by: Stephen D. Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
3 files changed, 38 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/security/selinux/avc.c b/security/selinux/avc.c
index 3662b0f15ec5..9da6420e2056 100644
--- a/security/selinux/avc.c
+++ b/security/selinux/avc.c
@@ -488,9 +488,29 @@ void avc_audit(u32 ssid, u32 tsid,
struct common_audit_data stack_data;
u32 denied, audited;
denied = requested & ~avd->allowed;
- if (denied)
+ if (denied) {
audited = denied & avd->auditdeny;
- else if (result)
+ /*
+ * a->selinux_audit_data.auditdeny is TRICKY! Setting a bit in
+ * this field means that ANY denials should NOT be audited if
+ * the policy contains an explicit dontaudit rule for that
+ * permission. Take notice that this is unrelated to the
+ * actual permissions that were denied. As an example lets
+ * assume:
+ *
+ * denied == READ
+ * avd.auditdeny & ACCESS == 0 (not set means explicit rule)
+ * selinux_audit_data.auditdeny & ACCESS == 1
+ *
+ * We will NOT audit the denial even though the denied
+ * permission was READ and the auditdeny checks were for
+ */
+ if (a &&
+ a->selinux_audit_data.auditdeny &&
+ !(a->selinux_audit_data.auditdeny & avd->auditdeny))
+ audited = 0;
+ } else if (result)
audited = denied = requested;
audited = requested & avd->auditallow;
diff --git a/security/selinux/hooks.c b/security/selinux/hooks.c
index 0c98846f188d..650947a72a2b 100644
--- a/security/selinux/hooks.c
+++ b/security/selinux/hooks.c
@@ -2644,16 +2644,26 @@ static int selinux_inode_follow_link(struct dentry *dentry, struct nameidata *na
static int selinux_inode_permission(struct inode *inode, int mask)
const struct cred *cred = current_cred();
+ struct common_audit_data ad;
+ u32 perms;
+ bool from_access;
+ from_access = mask & MAY_ACCESS;
- if (!mask) {
- /* No permission to check. Existence test. */
+ /* No permission to check. Existence test. */
+ if (!mask)
return 0;
- }
- return inode_has_perm(cred, inode,
- file_mask_to_av(inode->i_mode, mask), NULL);
+ ad.u.fs.inode = inode;
+ if (from_access)
+ ad.selinux_audit_data.auditdeny |= FILE__AUDIT_ACCESS;
+ perms = file_mask_to_av(inode->i_mode, mask);
+ return inode_has_perm(cred, inode, perms, &ad);
static int selinux_inode_setattr(struct dentry *dentry, struct iattr *iattr)
diff --git a/security/selinux/include/classmap.h b/security/selinux/include/classmap.h
index 8b32e959bb2e..d64603e10dbe 100644
--- a/security/selinux/include/classmap.h
+++ b/security/selinux/include/classmap.h
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
"getattr", "setattr", "lock", "relabelfrom", "relabelto", "append"
#define COMMON_FILE_PERMS COMMON_FILE_SOCK_PERMS, "unlink", "link", \
- "rename", "execute", "swapon", "quotaon", "mounton"
+ "rename", "execute", "swapon", "quotaon", "mounton", "audit_access"
#define COMMON_SOCK_PERMS COMMON_FILE_SOCK_PERMS, "bind", "connect", \
"listen", "accept", "getopt", "setopt", "shutdown", "recvfrom", \

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