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Date:   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 09:57:53 -0500
From:   Frederick Lawler <fred@...udflare.com>
To:     Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>
Cc:     kpsingh@...nel.org, revest@...omium.org, jackmanb@...omium.org,
        ast@...nel.org, daniel@...earbox.net, andrii@...nel.org,
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        shuah@...nel.org, brauner@...nel.org, casey@...aufler-ca.com,
        ebiederm@...ssion.com, bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org, selinux@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kselftest@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, kernel-team@...udflare.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/4] selinux: Implement create_user_ns hook

On 7/19/22 8:32 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 6:32 PM Frederick Lawler <fred@...udflare.com> wrote:
>>
>> Unprivileged user namespace creation is an intended feature to enable
>> sandboxing, however this feature is often used to as an initial step to
>> perform a privilege escalation attack.
>>
>> This patch implements a new namespace { userns_create } access control
>> permission to restrict which domains allow or deny user namespace
>> creation. This is necessary for system administrators to quickly protect
>> their systems while waiting for vulnerability patches to be applied.
>>
>> This permission can be used in the following way:
>>
>>          allow domA_t domB_t : namespace { userns_create };
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Frederick Lawler <fred@...udflare.com>
>>
>> ---
>> Changes since v1:
>> - Introduce this patch
>> ---
>>   security/selinux/hooks.c            | 9 +++++++++
>>   security/selinux/include/classmap.h | 2 ++
>>   2 files changed, 11 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/security/selinux/hooks.c b/security/selinux/hooks.c
>> index beceb89f68d9..73fbcb434fe0 100644
>> --- a/security/selinux/hooks.c
>> +++ b/security/selinux/hooks.c
>> @@ -4227,6 +4227,14 @@ static void selinux_task_to_inode(struct task_struct *p,
>>          spin_unlock(&isec->lock);
>>   }
>>
>> +static int selinux_userns_create(const struct cred *cred)
>> +{
>> +       u32 sid = current_sid();
>> +
>> +       return avc_has_perm(&selinux_state, sid, sid, SECCLASS_NAMESPACE,
>> +                                               NAMESPACE__USERNS_CREATE, NULL);
>> +}
> 
> As we continue to discuss this, I'm beginning to think that having a
> dedicated object class for the userns might be a good idea.  I believe
> I was the one who gave you these code snippets, so feel free to blame
> me for the respin ;)
> 

No worries, I'll make this change for v3.

> This is what I'm thinking:
> 
>    static int selinux_userns_create(const struct cred *cred)
>    {
>      u32 sid = current_sid();
> 
>      return avc_has_perm(&selinux_state, sid, sid,
>                          SECCLASS_USER_NAMESPACE,
>                          USER_NAMESPACE__CREATE, NULL);
>    }
> 
>> diff --git a/security/selinux/include/classmap.h b/security/selinux/include/classmap.h
>> index ff757ae5f253..9943e85c6b3e 100644
>> --- a/security/selinux/include/classmap.h
>> +++ b/security/selinux/include/classmap.h
>> @@ -254,6 +254,8 @@ const struct security_class_mapping secclass_map[] = {
>>            { COMMON_FILE_PERMS, NULL } },
>>          { "io_uring",
>>            { "override_creds", "sqpoll", NULL } },
>> +       { "namespace",
>> +         { "userns_create", NULL } },
> 
> The above would need to change to:
> 
>    { "user_namespace",
>      { "create", NULL } }
> 

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