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Re: [PATCH] audit: fix event coverage of AUDIT_ANOM_LINK



On Monday, December 03, 2012 11:24:31 AM Kees Cook wrote:
> >> type=UNKNOWN[1702] msg=audit(1354215561.568:5): op=follow_link
> >> ppid=1972 pid=1988 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0
> >> sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=1 tty=pts0 comm="cat" exe="/bin/cat" res=0
> > 
> > The problem is that this is too much like a syscall record. You should
> > delete all duplicated fields so that we don't waste disk space. But if we
> > do that, the only field left is "op=follow_link". The other possibility
> > for op is linkat. So, wouldn't those be determinable by the syscall
> > associated with event? So, that means that the record identifier is the
> > only thing of value. Normally, we give events some meaning by using a
> > different key to be associated with the event so that it can be grouped
> > for the threat that it is.
> 
> Without the duplicated information it doesn't correlate. I tried
> leaving out task_info dump, and the search returned nothing.

Correlation is done by the timestamp and the serial number within the 
millisecond - its between the parenthesis in second field. Ausearch knows how 
to keep the auxiliary records aligned with the main record, which is syscall.

 
> > What I'd really suggest that we do is see how we can detect this with the
> > current rule matching engine so that we can detect this condition without
> > the need for special purpose event.
> 
> I'm happy to do whatever you suggest.

I have this feeling that -F filetype=symlink is not working as it probably 
should. I'll have to do some digging around to see how we can fix that.

-Steve


> >> type=PATH msg=audit(1354215561.568:5): item=0 name="/tmp/evil"
> >> inode=19 dev=fd:01 mode=0120777 ouid=1000 ogid=1000 rdev=00:00
> >> type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1354215561.568:5): arch=c000003e syscall=2
> >> success=no exit=-13 a0=7fffba5b7955 a1=0 a2=0 a3=7fffba5b5940 items=0
> >> ppid=1972 pid=1988 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0
> >> sgid=0 fsgid=0 ses=1 tty=pts0 comm="cat" exe="/bin/cat" key=(null)
> 
> -Kees


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