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Date:   Mon,  8 Jul 2019 17:13:19 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        stable@...r.kernel.org, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: [PATCH 4.9 086/102] ptrace: Fix ->ptracer_cred handling for PTRACE_TRACEME

From: Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>

commit 6994eefb0053799d2e07cd140df6c2ea106c41ee upstream.

Fix two issues:

When called for PTRACE_TRACEME, ptrace_link() would obtain an RCU
reference to the parent's objective credentials, then give that pointer
to get_cred().  However, the object lifetime rules for things like
struct cred do not permit unconditionally turning an RCU reference into
a stable reference.

PTRACE_TRACEME records the parent's credentials as if the parent was
acting as the subject, but that's not the case.  If a malicious
unprivileged child uses PTRACE_TRACEME and the parent is privileged, and
at a later point, the parent process becomes attacker-controlled
(because it drops privileges and calls execve()), the attacker ends up
with control over two processes with a privileged ptrace relationship,
which can be abused to ptrace a suid binary and obtain root privileges.

Fix both of these by always recording the credentials of the process
that is requesting the creation of the ptrace relationship:
current_cred() can't change under us, and current is the proper subject
for access control.

This change is theoretically userspace-visible, but I am not aware of
any code that it will actually break.

Fixes: 64b875f7ac8a ("ptrace: Capture the ptracer's creds not PT_PTRACE_CAP")
Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>
Acked-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>

---
 kernel/ptrace.c |    4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -74,9 +74,7 @@ void __ptrace_link(struct task_struct *c
  */
 static void ptrace_link(struct task_struct *child, struct task_struct *new_parent)
 {
-	rcu_read_lock();
-	__ptrace_link(child, new_parent, __task_cred(new_parent));
-	rcu_read_unlock();
+	__ptrace_link(child, new_parent, current_cred());
 }
 
 /**


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