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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] netns: unix: only allow to find out unix socket in same net namespace

On 08/21/2013 03:06 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Gao feng <gaofeng cn fujitsu com> writes:
>> cc libvirt-list
>> On 08/21/2013 01:30 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>> Gao feng <gaofeng cn fujitsu com> writes:
>>>> Unix sockets are private resources of net namespace,
>>>> allowing one net namespace to access to other netns's unix
>>>> sockets is meaningless.
>>> Allowing one net namespace to access another netns's unix socket is
>>> deliberate behavior.  This is a desired and useful feature, and
>>> only a misconfiguration of visible files would allow this to be a
>>> problem.
>>>> I'm researching a problem about shutdown from container,
>>>> if the cotainer shares the same file /run/systemd/private
>>>> with host, when we run shutdown -h xxx in container, the
>>>> shutdown message will be send to the systemd-shutdownd
>>>> through unix socket /run/systemd/private, and because
>>>> systemd-shutdownd is running in host, so finally, the host
>>>> will become shutdown.
>>> The simple answer is don't do that then.  I can see no reason
>>> to share /run outside of the container unless you want this kind of
>>> behavior.
>>> Quite frankly I want this behavior if I am using network namespaces
>>> to support multiple routing contexts. That is if I am using scripts
>>> like:
>>> ip netns add other
>>> ip netns exec other script
>>> I don't want to have to remember to say 
>>> ip netns orig exec shutdown -h now
>>> There are more compelling uses and there is no cost in supporting this
>>> in the kernel.
>>> What kind of misconfiguration caused someone to complain about this?
>> libvirt lxc allows user to set up a container which shares the same root
>> directory with host.
>> seems like the unix sockets whose sun_path is an abstract socket address
>> are net namespace aware.
>> Should we use "abstract" type of address instead of a file system pathname
>> for systemd in this case?
> I suspect libvirt should simply not share /run or any other normally
> writable directory with the host.  Sharing /run /var/run or even /tmp
> seems extremely dubious if you want some kind of containment, and
> without strange things spilling through.

right now I only take note of the unix socket /run/systemd/private,
but there may have many similar unix sockets, they can exist in any
path. the strange problems will still happen.

anyway, I will send a patch to setup a fresh tmpfs for the /run directory of
container first.

Eric, Thanks for your help!

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