[PATCH v2 6/6] ima: Fix return value of ima_write_policy()

Roberto Sassu roberto.sassu at huawei.com
Mon Apr 27 10:31:28 UTC 2020

This patch fixes the return value of ima_write_policy() when a new policy
is directly passed to IMA and the current policy requires appraisal of the
file containing the policy. Currently, if appraisal is not in ENFORCE mode,
ima_write_policy() returns 0 and leads user space applications to an
endless loop. Fix this issue by denying the operation regardless of the
appraisal mode.


- deny the operation in all cases (suggested by Mimi, Krzysztof)

Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org # 4.10.x
Fixes: 19f8a84713edc ("ima: measure and appraise the IMA policy itself")
Signed-off-by: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu at huawei.com>
 security/integrity/ima/ima_fs.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/integrity/ima/ima_fs.c b/security/integrity/ima/ima_fs.c
index 8b030a1c5e0d..e3fcad871861 100644
--- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_fs.c
+++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_fs.c
@@ -338,8 +338,7 @@ static ssize_t ima_write_policy(struct file *file, const char __user *buf,
 		integrity_audit_msg(AUDIT_INTEGRITY_STATUS, NULL, NULL,
 				    "policy_update", "signed policy required",
 				    1, 0);
-		if (ima_appraise & IMA_APPRAISE_ENFORCE)
-			result = -EACCES;
+		result = -EACCES;
 	} else {
 		result = ima_parse_add_rule(data);

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