[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/2] selinux: load and free selinux active file contexts configuration database



On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 07:03:07PM +0800, Guannan Ren wrote:
> On 10/15/2012 06:40 PM, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> >On 10/15/2012 12:22 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >>On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 03:12:45PM +0800, Guannan Ren wrote:
> >>>If we use matchpathcon() to look up selinux context for specific pathname,
> >>>it'd better actively load file contexts database by matchpathcon_init()
> >>>and free memory when finished using matchpathcon by matchpathcon_fini().
> >>>---
> >>>  src/security/security_selinux.c | 8 ++++++++
> >>>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
> >>>
> >>>diff --git a/src/security/security_selinux.c b/src/security/security_selinux.c
> >>>index 10135ed..b278e2c 100644
> >>>--- a/src/security/security_selinux.c
> >>>+++ b/src/security/security_selinux.c
> >>>@@ -667,6 +667,10 @@ virSecuritySELinuxSecurityDriverProbe(const char *virtDriver)
> >>>  static int
> >>>  virSecuritySELinuxSecurityDriverOpen(virSecurityManagerPtr mgr)
> >>>  {
> >>>+#ifndef HAVE_SELINUX_LABEL_H
> >>>+    if (matchpathcon_init(NULL) < 0)
> >>>+        VIR_WARN("cannot load selinux active file contexts configuration");
> >>>+#endif
> >>>      return virSecuritySELinuxInitialize(mgr);
> >>>  }
> >>>@@ -685,6 +689,10 @@ virSecuritySELinuxSecurityDriverClose(virSecurityManagerPtr mgr)
> >>>      VIR_FREE(data->file_context);
> >>>      VIR_FREE(data->content_context);
> >>>+#ifndef HAVE_SELINUX_LABEL_H
> >>>+    if (matchpathcon_fini() < 0)
> >>>+        VIR_WARN("cannot free allocated memory for selinux");
> >>>+#endif
> >>>      return 0;
> >>>  }
> >>I'm not convinced this is safe, because the security drivers can be
> >>opened multiple times, eg LXC and QEMU, and this is changing the global
> >>static state of the SELinux library.
> >>
> >I didn't think the driver is opened for every other driver used.  In
> >this case the initialization of the matchpathcon should be dealt with in
> >some other way.  Or can't we open the security driver only once?
> >
> >@Guannan: is there a problem this fixes?  How come it worked without the
> >init before?
> >
> >Martin
> >
> 
>    No, there is no a bug/problem to fix, the patch just actively
> initializes
>    the active context configuration database.
>    If we don't do this, the matchpathcon will do it instead.
>    I am going to add them in a better way later.

There *is* a bug, because you are calling the init/fini methods multiple
times and the libselinux code does not handle that usage in a safe manner.

Daniel
-- 
|: http://berrange.com      -o-    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dberrange/ :|
|: http://libvirt.org              -o-             http://virt-manager.org :|
|: http://autobuild.org       -o-         http://search.cpan.org/~danberr/ :|
|: http://entangle-photo.org       -o-       http://live.gnome.org/gtk-vnc :|


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]