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Re: [Cluster-devel] [PATCH v5 13/21] evm: add evm_inode_post_init call in gfs2



Hi,

On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 13:50 -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 12:35 -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 17:14 +0100, Steven Whitehouse wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 11:50 -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 16:30 +0100, Steven Whitehouse wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 10:45 -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > > > > > After creating the initial LSM security extended attribute, call
> > > > > > evm_inode_post_init_security() to create the 'security.evm'
> > > > > > extended attribute.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar us ibm com>
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > >  fs/gfs2/inode.c |   28 +++++++++++++++++++---------
> > > > > >  1 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> > > > > > 
> > > > > [snip]
> > > > > > +	struct xattr lsm_xattr;
> > > > > > +	struct xattr evm_xattr;
> > > > > >  
> > > > > >  	err = security_inode_init_security(&ip->i_inode, &dip->i_inode, qstr,
> > > > > > -					   &name, &value, &len);
> > > > > > +					   &lsm_xattr.name, &lsm_xattr.value,
> > > > > > +					   &lsm_xattr.value_len);
> > > > > >  
> > > > > >  	if (err) {
> > > > > >  		if (err == -EOPNOTSUPP)
> > > > > > @@ -780,11 +781,20 @@ static int gfs2_security_init(struct gfs2_inode *dip, struct gfs2_inode *ip,
> > > > > >  		return err;
> > > > > >  	}
> > > > > >  
> > > > > > -	err = __gfs2_xattr_set(&ip->i_inode, name, value, len, 0,
> > > > > > -			       GFS2_EATYPE_SECURITY);
> > > > > > -	kfree(value);
> > > > > > -	kfree(name);
> > > > > > -
> > > > > > +	err = __gfs2_xattr_set(&ip->i_inode, lsm_xattr.name, lsm_xattr.value,
> > > > > > +			       lsm_xattr.value_len, 0, GFS2_EATYPE_SECURITY);
> > > > > > +	if (err < 0)
> > > > > > +		goto out;
> > > > > > +	err = evm_inode_post_init_security(&ip->i_inode, &lsm_xattr,
> > > > > > +					   &evm_xattr);
> > > > > > +	if (err)
> > > > > > +		goto out;
> > > > > > +	err = __gfs2_xattr_set(&ip->i_inode, evm_xattr.name, evm_xattr.value,
> > > > > > +			       evm_xattr.value_len, 0, GFS2_EATYPE_SECURITY);
> > > > > > +	kfree(evm_xattr.value);
> > > > > > +out:
> > > > > > +	kfree(lsm_xattr.name);
> > > > > > +	kfree(lsm_xattr.value);
> > > > > >  	return err;
> > > > > >  }
> > > > > >  
> > > > > 
> > > > > Just wondering whether we could have a single call to the security
> > > > > subsystem which returns a vector of xattrs rather than having to call
> > > > > two different functions?
> > > > > 
> > > > > Steve.
> > > > 
> > > > There are a number of places that the LSM function is called immediately
> > > > followed by either EVM/IMA.  In each of those places it is hidden from
> > > > the caller by calling the security_inode_XXX_security().  In this case
> > > > each fs has it's own method of creating an extended attribute.  If that
> > > > method could be passed to security_inode_init_security, then
> > > > security_inode_init_security() could call both the LSM and EVM functions
> > > > directly.
> > > > 
> > > > Mimi
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > I'm still not quite sure I understand... from a (very brief) look at the
> > > paper, it seems that what you are trying to do is add a new xattr to
> > > inodes which has some hash of some of the inode metadata (presumably
> > > including the selinux xattr and some other fields).
> > 
> > Yes, for the time being the other metadata is i_ino, i_generation,
> > i_uid, i_gid, and i_mode.  The IMA-appriasal extension would store the
> > file hash as an extended attribute. The digital-signature extension
> > would store a digitial signature instead of the hash.
> > 
> > > I'm not sure why it matters whether the selinux data has been written to
> > > the buffers before the xattr containing the hash? The data will not
> > > change (I hope!) and if it does presumably the hash will pick that up
> > > when it is checked at a later date?
> > 
> > In this case it doesn't matter, as there aren't any other xattrs at this
> > point.  When the file closes, the file hash would be written out as
> > security.ima, causing security.evm to be updated to reflect the change.
> > 
> > > The reason I'm asking is that currently the creation of GFS2 inodes is
> > > broken down into a number of transactions, carefully designed to ensure
> > > that the correct clean up occurs if there is an error. I would like to
> > > try and reduce the number of transactions during the create process
> > > where possible. That means I would like to move to a model which looks
> > > like this:
> > > 
> > > 1. Calculate number of blocks required, based on inode + xattrs (if any)
> > > 2. Allocate blocks
> > > 3. Populate with data (i.e. set xattrs)
> > > 
> > > I'm trying to work out whether there is some reason why we have to use
> > > your proposed:
> > > 
> > > 1. Get selinux xattr
> > > 2. Set selinux xattr
> > > 3. Get EVM xattr
> > > 4. Set EVM xattr
> > > 
> > > as opposed to getting all the xattrs in a single call and then being
> > > able to set them all in a single operation, if that makes sense?
> > > 
> > > Steve.
> > 
> > Yes, it makes sense.
> 
> Just to clarify (and am cc'ing Stephen, Eric, and Casey).
> 
> Instead of:
> 
> int security_inode_init_security(struct inode *inode, struct inode *dir,
>                                  const struct qstr *qstr, char **name,
>                                  void **value, size_t *len);
> 
> You're suggesting changing the interface to something like:
> 
> int security_inode_init_security(struct inode *inode, struct inode *dir,
>                                  const struct qstr *qstr, struct xattr **xattrs);
> 
> where 'struct xattr' is defined as (9th patch):
> 
> --- a/include/linux/xattr.h
> +++ b/include/linux/xattr.h
> @@ -70,6 +70,12 @@ struct xattr_handler {
>                    size_t size, int flags, int handler_flags);
>  };
> 
> +struct xattr {
> +       char *name;
> +       void *value;
> +       size_t value_len;
> +};
> +
>  ssize_t xattr_getsecurity(struct inode *, const char *, void *, size_t);
>  ssize_t vfs_getxattr(struct dentry *, const char *, void *, size_t);
>  ssize_t vfs_listxattr(struct dentry *d, char *list, size_t size);
> 
> xattrs would be null terminated. The fs would be responsible for freeing the xattrs?
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Mimi
> 

Yes, if that makes sense... I got the impression from the paper that
there is the possibility of more xattrs being added in future and this
way the fs end of things wouldn't have to change again when that
happens. I'm still trying to get my head around it all, but it seems a
cleaner solution to me - though I may well be missing something still,

Steve.



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