[PATCH v3 2/4] ima: re-evaluate files on privileged mounted filesystems

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Mar 8 20:24:08 UTC 2018

This patch addresses the fuse privileged mounted filesystems in a "secure"
environment, with a correctly enforced security policy, which is willing
to assume the inherent risk of specific fuse filesystems that are well
defined and properly implemented.

As there is no way for the kernel to detect file changes, the kernel
ignores the cached file integrity results and re-measures, re-appraises,
and re-audits the file.

Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos at szeredi.hu>
Cc: Seth Forshee <seth.forshee at canonical.com>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com>
Cc: Dongsu Park <dongsu at kinvolk.io>
Cc: Alban Crequy <alban at kinvolk.io>
Cc: Serge E. Hallyn <serge at hallyn.com>
 security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c b/security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c
index a5d225ffc388..f550f25294a3 100644
--- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c
+++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c
@@ -25,6 +25,7 @@
 #include <linux/xattr.h>
 #include <linux/ima.h>
 #include <linux/iversion.h>
+#include <linux/fs.h>
 #include "ima.h"
@@ -230,9 +231,17 @@ static int process_measurement(struct file *file, const struct cred *cred,
-	if (test_and_clear_bit(IMA_CHANGE_XATTR, &iint->atomic_flags))
-		/* reset all flags if ima_inode_setxattr was called */
+	/*
+	 * Re-evaulate the file if either the xattr has changed or the
+	 * kernel has no way of detecting file change on the filesystem.
+	 * (Limited to privileged mounted filesystems.)
+	 */
+	if (test_and_clear_bit(IMA_CHANGE_XATTR, &iint->atomic_flags) ||
+	    ((inode->i_sb->s_iflags & SB_I_IMA_UNVERIFIABLE_SIGNATURE) &&
+	     !(inode->i_sb->s_iflags & SB_I_UNTRUSTED_MOUNTER))) {
 		iint->flags &= ~IMA_DONE_MASK;
+		iint->measured_pcrs = 0;
+	}
 	/* Determine if already appraised/measured based on bitmask

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