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Date:   Thu, 6 Feb 2020 07:51:35 -0500
From:   Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com>
To:     Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>
Cc:     nhorman@...driver.com, linux-api@...r.kernel.org,
        containers@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, dhowells@...hat.com,
        Linux-Audit Mailing List <linux-audit@...hat.com>,
        netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org, ebiederm@...ssion.com,
        simo@...hat.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, Eric Paris <eparis@...isplace.org>,
        mpatel@...hat.com, Serge Hallyn <serge@...lyn.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ghak90 V8 16/16] audit: add capcontid to set contid
 outside init_user_ns

On 2020-02-05 17:56, Paul Moore wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 7:39 PM Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com> wrote:
> > On 2020-01-22 16:29, Paul Moore wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 2:51 PM Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Provide a mechanism similar to CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL to explicitly give a
> > > > process in a non-init user namespace the capability to set audit
> > > > container identifiers.
> > > >
> > > > Provide /proc/$PID/audit_capcontid interface to capcontid.
> > > > Valid values are: 1==enabled, 0==disabled
> > >
> > > It would be good to be more explicit about "enabled" and "disabled" in
> > > the commit description.  For example, which setting allows the target
> > > task to set audit container IDs of it's children processes?
> >
> > Ok...
> >
> > > > Report this action in message type AUDIT_SET_CAPCONTID 1022 with fields
> > > > opid= capcontid= old-capcontid=
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com>
> > > > ---
> > > >  fs/proc/base.c             | 55 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > >  include/linux/audit.h      | 14 ++++++++++++
> > > >  include/uapi/linux/audit.h |  1 +
> > > >  kernel/audit.c             | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > >  4 files changed, 105 insertions(+)
> 
> ...
> 
> > > > diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
> > > > index 1287f0b63757..1c22dd084ae8 100644
> > > > --- a/kernel/audit.c
> > > > +++ b/kernel/audit.c
> > > > @@ -2698,6 +2698,41 @@ static bool audit_contid_isowner(struct task_struct *tsk)
> > > >         return false;
> > > >  }
> > > >
> > > > +int audit_set_capcontid(struct task_struct *task, u32 enable)
> > > > +{
> > > > +       u32 oldcapcontid;
> > > > +       int rc = 0;
> > > > +       struct audit_buffer *ab;
> > > > +
> > > > +       if (!task->audit)
> > > > +               return -ENOPROTOOPT;
> > > > +       oldcapcontid = audit_get_capcontid(task);
> > > > +       /* if task is not descendant, block */
> > > > +       if (task == current)
> > > > +               rc = -EBADSLT;
> > > > +       else if (!task_is_descendant(current, task))
> > > > +               rc = -EXDEV;
> > >
> > > See my previous comments about error code sanity.
> >
> > I'll go with EXDEV.
> >
> > > > +       else if (current_user_ns() == &init_user_ns) {
> > > > +               if (!capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL) && !audit_get_capcontid(current))
> > > > +                       rc = -EPERM;
> > >
> > > I think we just want to use ns_capable() in the context of the current
> > > userns to check CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL, yes?  Something like this ...
> >
> > I thought we had firmly established in previous discussion that
> > CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL in anything other than init_user_ns was completely irrelevant
> > and untrustable.
> 
> In the case of a container with multiple users, and multiple
> applications, one being a nested orchestrator, it seems relevant to
> allow that container to control which of it's processes are able to
> exercise CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL.  Granted, we still want to control it
> within the overall host, e.g. the container in question must be
> allowed to run a nested orchestrator, but allowing the container
> itself to provide it's own granularity seems like the right thing to
> do.

Looking back to discussion on the v6 patch 2/10 (2019-05-30 15:29 Paul
Moore[1], 2019-07-08 14:05 RGB[2]) , it occurs to me that the
ns_capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL) application was dangerous since there was
no parental accountability in storage or reporting.  Now that is in
place, it does seem a bit more reasonable to allow it, but I'm still not
clear on why we would want both mechanisms now.  I don't understand what
the last line in that email meant: "We would probably still want a
ns_capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL) restriction in this case."  Allow
ns_capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL) to govern these actions, or restrict
ns_capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL) from being used to govern these actions?

If an unprivileged user has been given capcontid to be able run their
own container orchestrator/engine and spawns a user namespace with
CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL, what matters is capcontid, and not CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL.
I could see needing CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL *in addition* to capcontid to give
it finer grained control, but since capcontid would have to be given to
each process explicitly anways, I don't see the point.

If that unprivileged user had not been given capcontid,
giving itself or one of its descendants CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL should not let
it jump into the game all of a sudden unless the now chained audit
container identifiers are deemed accountable enough.  And then now we
need those hard limits on container depth and network namespace
container membership.

> > >   if (current_user_ns() != &init_user_ns) {
> > >     if (!ns_capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL) || !audit_get_capcontid())
> > >       rc = -EPERM;
> > >   } else if (!capable(CAP_AUDIT_CONTROL))
> > >     rc = -EPERM;
> > >
> 
> paul moore

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/linux-audit/2019-May/msg00085.html
	https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/5/30/1380
[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/linux-audit/2019-July/msg00003.html
	https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/7/8/1051

- RGB

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