[PATCH 4.14 166/185] ovl: filter of trusted xattr results in audit

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Oct 3 15:54:04 UTC 2019

From: Mark Salyzyn <salyzyn at android.com>

commit 5c2e9f346b815841f9bed6029ebcb06415caf640 upstream.

When filtering xattr list for reading, presence of trusted xattr
results in a security audit log.  However, if there is other content
no errno will be set, and if there isn't, the errno will be -ENODATA
and not -EPERM as is usually associated with a lack of capability.
The check does not block the request to list the xattrs present.

Switch to ns_capable_noaudit to reflect a more appropriate check.

Signed-off-by: Mark Salyzyn <salyzyn at android.com>
Cc: linux-security-module at vger.kernel.org
Cc: kernel-team at android.com
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org # v3.18+
Fixes: a082c6f680da ("ovl: filter trusted xattr for non-admin")
Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>

 fs/overlayfs/inode.c |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/overlayfs/inode.c
@@ -265,7 +265,8 @@ static bool ovl_can_list(const char *s)
 		return true;
 	/* Never list trusted.overlay, list other trusted for superuser only */
-	return !ovl_is_private_xattr(s) && capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN);
+	return !ovl_is_private_xattr(s) &&
+	       ns_capable_noaudit(&init_user_ns, CAP_SYS_ADMIN);
 ssize_t ovl_listxattr(struct dentry *dentry, char *list, size_t size)

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