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Re: Audit not recording the correct syscall return value in Fedora 10?



On Tuesday 05 May 2009 02:08:45 pm Tony Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:34:35AM -0400, Paul Moore wrote:
> > While doing some testing on Fedora 10 using the 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64
> > kernel I stumbled across a rather odd problem: somewhere between the end
> > of sys_sendto() and audit_syscall_exit() the syscall's return value was
> > changing resulting in incorrect audit records (similar problems with
> > sys_sendmsg()). After some head scratching and debugging I determined
> > that the %rax register was being altered at some point and if we reloaded
> > the syscall's return value from the stack before calling
> > audit_syscall_exit() we could avoid the problem (see patch below).
> >
> > I also tried to reproduce the problem with a vanilla 2.6.29.1 kernel and
> > after several hours of testing I have yet to see the problem using the
> > newer, upstream kernel.  Taking a look at the entry_64.S files of the two
> > kernels there appear to be a number of changes, the most significant are
> > the tracing changes but I'm not familiar enough with this chunk of code
> > to identify the definitive root cause (although, tracing changes does
> > sound reasonable).
> >
> > Does anyone have any thoughts?
>
> I have seen a similar issue with the init_module syscall on x86_64.  I have
> an open bug on it.
>
> for i in `seq 1 100`; do cat /dev/null > /var/log/audit/audit.log ; rmmod
> dummy ; rcauditd restart ; auditctl -a entry,always -S init_module ;
> modprobe dummy ; ausearch -c modprobe; done
>
> Randomly you'll get a bogus return code in audit, on a DL375 needed 1000
> iter to reproduce.
>
> type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1235061247.598:22697): arch=c000003e syscall=175
> success=no exit=1490771928 a0=7fe11dc61000 a1=1e08 a2=61a1e0 a3=61a1e0
> items=0 ppid=31342 pid=8313 auid=1001 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0
> egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts3 ses=2 comm="modprobe" exe="/sbin/modprobe"
> key=(null)
>
> I keep meaning to get back to debugging it.

I believe Matt Anderson (CC'd) reported the bug you are referring to and the 
workaround I posted seemed to fix the issue for him.  I've stopped looking 
into this for the time being (I'm not much of an assembly level guy anyway) 
but I'd be very curious to hear about the root cause if you get an opportunity 
to narrow it down.

-- 
paul moore
linux @ hp


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