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authorEric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>2015-08-10 17:35:07 -0500
committerEric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>2015-08-12 14:54:26 -0500
commit12c641ab8270f787dfcce08b5f20ce8b65008096 (patch)
treee2fb964fb8071b27bf912ec858e26ee5ded7ceb0 /kernel/fork.c
parent75509fd88fbd580c793780b0001c71c3510f2726 (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-12c641ab8270f787dfcce08b5f20ce8b65008096.tar.gz
unshare: Unsharing a thread does not require unsharing a vm
In the logic in the initial commit of unshare made creating a new thread group for a process, contingent upon creating a new memory address space for that process. That is wrong. Two separate processes in different thread groups can share a memory address space and clone allows creation of such proceses. This is significant because it was observed that mm_users > 1 does not mean that a process is multi-threaded, as reading /proc/PID/maps temporarily increments mm_users, which allows other processes to (accidentally) interfere with unshare() calls. Correct the check in check_unshare_flags() to test for !thread_group_empty() for CLONE_THREAD, CLONE_SIGHAND, and CLONE_VM. For sighand->count > 1 for CLONE_SIGHAND and CLONE_VM. For !current_is_single_threaded instead of mm_users > 1 for CLONE_VM. By using the correct checks in unshare this removes the possibility of an accidental denial of service attack. Additionally using the correct checks in unshare ensures that only an explicit unshare(CLONE_VM) can possibly trigger the slow path of current_is_single_threaded(). As an explict unshare(CLONE_VM) is pointless it is not expected there are many applications that make that call. Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org Fixes: b2e0d98705e60e45bbb3c0032c48824ad7ae0704 userns: Implement unshare of the user namespace Reported-by: Ricky Zhou <rickyz@chromium.org> Reported-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/fork.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/fork.c28
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 1bfefc6f96a4..d544ae97f999 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -1866,13 +1866,21 @@ static int check_unshare_flags(unsigned long unshare_flags)
CLONE_NEWUSER|CLONE_NEWPID))
return -EINVAL;
/*
- * Not implemented, but pretend it works if there is nothing to
- * unshare. Note that unsharing CLONE_THREAD or CLONE_SIGHAND
- * needs to unshare vm.
+ * Not implemented, but pretend it works if there is nothing
+ * to unshare. Note that unsharing the address space or the
+ * signal handlers also need to unshare the signal queues (aka
+ * CLONE_THREAD).
*/
if (unshare_flags & (CLONE_THREAD | CLONE_SIGHAND | CLONE_VM)) {
- /* FIXME: get_task_mm() increments ->mm_users */
- if (atomic_read(&current->mm->mm_users) > 1)
+ if (!thread_group_empty(current))
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
+ if (unshare_flags & (CLONE_SIGHAND | CLONE_VM)) {
+ if (atomic_read(&current->sighand->count) > 1)
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
+ if (unshare_flags & CLONE_VM) {
+ if (!current_is_single_threaded())
return -EINVAL;
}
@@ -1941,16 +1949,16 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE1(unshare, unsigned long, unshare_flags)
if (unshare_flags & CLONE_NEWUSER)
unshare_flags |= CLONE_THREAD | CLONE_FS;
/*
- * If unsharing a thread from a thread group, must also unshare vm.
- */
- if (unshare_flags & CLONE_THREAD)
- unshare_flags |= CLONE_VM;
- /*
* If unsharing vm, must also unshare signal handlers.
*/
if (unshare_flags & CLONE_VM)
unshare_flags |= CLONE_SIGHAND;
/*
+ * If unsharing a signal handlers, must also unshare the signal queues.
+ */
+ if (unshare_flags & CLONE_SIGHAND)
+ unshare_flags |= CLONE_THREAD;
+ /*
* If unsharing namespace, must also unshare filesystem information.
*/
if (unshare_flags & CLONE_NEWNS)