[PATCH v2 00/25] LSM: Module stacking for AppArmor
casey at schaufler-ca.com
Tue Jun 18 23:05:26 UTC 2019
This patchset provides the changes required for
the AppArmor security module to stack safely with any other.
Patches 0001-0003 complete the process of moving managment
of security blobs that might be shared from the individual
modules to the infrastructure.
Patches 0004-0014 replace system use of a "secid" with
a structure "lsmblob" containing information from the
security modules to be held and reused later. At this
point lsmblob contains an array of u32 secids, one "slot"
for each of the security modules compiled into the
kernel that used secids. A "slot" is allocated when
a security module registers a hook for one of the interfaces
that uses a secid or a security context. The infrastructure
is changed to use the slot number to pass the correct
secid to or from the security module hooks.
It is important that the lsmblob be a fixed size entity
that does not have to be allocated. Several of the places
where it is used would have performance and/or locking
issues with dynamic allocation.
Patch 0015 provides a mechanism for a process to
identify which security module's hooks should be used
when displaying or converting a security context string.
A new interface /proc/.../attr/display contains the name
of the security module to show. Reading from this file
will present the name of the module, while writing to
it will set the value. Only names of active security
modules are accepted. Internally, the name is translated
to the appropriate "slot" number for the module which
is then stored in the task security blob.
Patch 0016 Starts the process of changing how a security
context is represented. Since it is possible for a
security context to have been generated by more than one
security module it is now necessary to note which module
created a security context so that the correct "release"
hook can be called. There are several places where the
module that created a security context cannot be inferred.
This is achieved by introducing a "lsmcontext" structure
which contains the context string, its length and the
"slot" number of the security module that created it.
The security_release_secctx() interface is changed,
replacing the (string,len) pointer pair with a lsmcontext
Patches 0012-0021 convert the security interfaces from
(string,len) pointer pairs to a lsmcontext pointer.
The slot number identifying the creating module is
added by the infrastructure. Where the security context
is stored for extended periods the data type is changed.
Patch 0022 provides a simple way for a security module
to know its "slot" number. The security_add_hooks()
initialization function returns the slot number, and the
security module need but stash the value for later use,
as is required by the Netlabel subsystem. The Netlabel
code is converted to save lsmblob structures instead
of secids in Patch 0023.
Patch 0024 allows for an error return of -ENOPROTOOPT
to be ignored while processing security_getprocattr().
Finally, with all interference on the AppArmor hooks
removed, Patch 0025 removes the exclusive bit from
The Ubuntu project is using an earlier version of
this patchset in their distribution to enable stacking
Performance measurements to date have the change
within the "noise". Better benchmarks are in the
Signed-off-by: Casey Schaufler <casey at schaufler-ca.com>
drivers/android/binder.c | 24 +-
fs/kernfs/dir.c | 5 +-
fs/kernfs/inode.c | 35 ++-
fs/kernfs/kernfs-internal.h | 3 +-
fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c | 22 +-
fs/nfsd/nfs4xdr.c | 20 +-
fs/proc/base.c | 1 +
include/linux/cred.h | 3 +-
include/linux/lsm_hooks.h | 8 +-
include/linux/security.h | 163 ++++++++++---
include/net/af_unix.h | 2 +-
include/net/netlabel.h | 8 +-
include/net/scm.h | 14 +-
kernel/audit.c | 34 +--
kernel/audit.h | 9 +-
kernel/auditfilter.c | 6 +-
kernel/auditsc.c | 77 +++----
kernel/cred.c | 12 +-
net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c | 6 +-
net/ipv4/ip_sockglue.c | 12 +-
net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_netlink.c | 20 +-
net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_standalone.c | 11 +-
net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue.c | 26 ++-
net/netfilter/nft_meta.c | 13 +-
net/netfilter/xt_SECMARK.c | 6 +-
net/netlabel/netlabel_kapi.c | 6 +-
net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c | 95 ++++----
net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.h | 2 +-
net/netlabel/netlabel_user.c | 13 +-
net/netlabel/netlabel_user.h | 6 +-
net/unix/af_unix.c | 6 +-
security/apparmor/include/net.h | 6 +-
security/apparmor/lsm.c | 48 ++--
security/integrity/ima/ima.h | 14 +-
security/integrity/ima/ima_api.c | 9 +-
security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c | 6 +-
security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c | 38 ++--
security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c | 19 +-
security/security.c | 392 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
security/selinux/hooks.c | 164 ++++++-------
security/selinux/include/objsec.h | 18 ++
security/selinux/include/security.h | 1 +
security/selinux/netlabel.c | 25 +-
security/selinux/ss/services.c | 7 +-
security/smack/smack.h | 19 ++
security/smack/smack_lsm.c | 154 ++++++-------
security/smack/smack_netfilter.c | 8 +-
security/smack/smackfs.c | 10 +-
48 files changed, 1010 insertions(+), 596 deletions(-)
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