lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 13:54:15 +0800
From:	Li Zefan <lizf@...fujitsu.com>
To:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@...ibm.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH] devcgroup: fix odd behaviour when writing 'a' to devices.allow

 # cat /devcg/devices.list
 a *:* rwm
 # echo a > devices.allow
 # cat /devcg/devices.list
 a *:* rwm
 a 0:0 rwm

This is odd and maybe confusing. With this patch, writing 'a'
to devices.allow will add 'a *:* rwm' to the whitelist.

Also a few fixes and updates to the document.

Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@...fujitsu.com>
---
 Documentation/controllers/devices.txt |    8 ++++++--
 security/device_cgroup.c              |    2 ++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt b/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt
index 4dcea42..7cc6e6a 100644
--- a/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt
+++ b/Documentation/controllers/devices.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ either an integer or * for all.  Access is a composition of r
 The root device cgroup starts with rwm to 'all'.  A child device
 cgroup gets a copy of the parent.  Administrators can then remove
 devices from the whitelist or add new entries.  A child cgroup can
-never receive a device access which is denied its parent.  However
+never receive a device access which is denied by its parent.  However
 when a device access is removed from a parent it will not also be
 removed from the child(ren).
 
@@ -29,7 +29,11 @@ allows cgroup 1 to read and mknod the device usually known as
 
 	echo a > /cgroups/1/devices.deny
 
-will remove the default 'a *:* mrw' entry.
+will remove the default 'a *:* rwm' entry. Doing
+
+	echo a > /cgroups/1/devices.allow
+
+will add the 'a *:* rwm' entry to the whitelist.
 
 3. Security
 
diff --git a/security/device_cgroup.c b/security/device_cgroup.c
index baf3488..fd764a0 100644
--- a/security/device_cgroup.c
+++ b/security/device_cgroup.c
@@ -382,6 +382,8 @@ static ssize_t devcgroup_access_write(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct cftype *cft,
 	case 'a':
 		wh.type = DEV_ALL;
 		wh.access = ACC_MASK;
+		wh.major = ~0;
+		wh.minor = ~0;
 		goto handle;
 	case 'b':
 		wh.type = DEV_BLOCK;
-- 
1.5.4.rc3
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists