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Date:   Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:51:20 +1300
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
Cc:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp>,
        Eric Biggers <ebiggers3@...il.com>,
        Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@...gle.com>,
        syzbot 
        <bot+e93a80c1bb7c5c56e522461c149f8bf55eab1b2b@...kaller.appspotmail.com>,
        "linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        syzkaller-bugs <syzkaller-bugs@...glegroups.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: Allow opening only regular files during execve().

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:18 AM Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 07:14:39PM +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Eric Biggers <ebiggers3@...il.com> wrote:
> > > I'm not sure what the fix will be.  Maybe the proc handlers should take a
> > > different lock instead of cred_guard_mutex.  Or perhaps execve should check that
> > > the file is a regular file before it attempts to open it.
> >
> > We can easily distinguish open() from execve() and open() from others. ;-)
>
> > +     /* The file or a script interpreter has to be a regular file. */
> > +     if (unlikely(current->in_execve && !S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))) {
> > +             error = -EACCES;
> > +             goto cleanup_file;
> > +     }
>
> We are *NOT* going to use current->in_execve to propagate that information.
> Come up with a cleaner solution, if you care, but this one is a non-starter.
> Too ugly to live.  Sorry.

What would you suggest for a cleaner indication of being in an execve?

-- 
Kees Cook

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