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2015-12-24security: Make inode argument of inode_getsecid non-constAndreas Gruenbacher-1/+1
Make the inode argument of the inode_getsecid hook non-const so that we can use it to revalidate invalid security labels. Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <> Acked-by: Stephen Smalley <> Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
2015-11-04audit: audit_tree_match can be booleanYaowei Bai-1/+1
This patch makes audit_tree_match return bool to improve readability due to this particular function only using either one or zero as its return value. No functional change. Signed-off-by: Yaowei Bai <> [PM: tweaked the subject line] Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
2015-09-08Merge branch 'upstream' of git:// Torvalds-0/+18
Pull audit update from Paul Moore: "This is one of the larger audit patchsets in recent history, consisting of eight patches and almost 400 lines of changes. The bulk of the patchset is the new "audit by executable" functionality which allows admins to set an audit watch based on the executable on disk. Prior to this, admins could only track an application by PID, which has some obvious limitations. Beyond the new functionality we also have some refcnt fixes and a few minor cleanups" * 'upstream' of git:// fixup: audit: implement audit by executable audit: implement audit by executable audit: clean simple fsnotify implementation audit: use macros for unset inode and device values audit: make audit_del_rule() more robust audit: fix uninitialized variable in audit_add_rule() audit: eliminate unnecessary extra layer of watch parent references audit: eliminate unnecessary extra layer of watch references
2015-08-06audit: implement audit by executableRichard Guy Briggs-0/+4
This adds the ability audit the actions of a not-yet-running process. This patch implements the ability to filter on the executable path. Instead of just hard coding the ino and dev of the executable we care about at the moment the rule is inserted into the kernel, use the new audit_fsnotify infrastructure to manage this dynamically. This means that if the filename does not yet exist but the containing directory does, or if the inode in question is unlinked and creat'd (aka updated) the rule will just continue to work. If the containing directory is moved or deleted or the filesystem is unmounted, the rule is deleted automatically. A future enhancement would be to have the rule survive across directory disruptions. This is a heavily modified version of a patch originally submitted by Eric Paris with some ideas from Peter Moody. Cc: Peter Moody <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> [PM: minor whitespace clean to satisfy ./scripts/checkpatch] Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
2015-08-06audit: clean simple fsnotify implementationRichard Guy Briggs-0/+14
This is to be used to audit by executable path rules, but audit watches should be able to share this code eventually. At the moment the audit watch code is a lot more complex. That code only creates one fsnotify watch per parent directory. That 'audit_parent' in turn has a list of 'audit_watches' which contain the name, ino, dev of the specific object we care about. This just creates one fsnotify watch per object we care about. So if you watch 100 inodes in /etc this code will create 100 fsnotify watches on /etc. The audit_watch code will instead create 1 fsnotify watch on /etc (the audit_parent) and then 100 individual watches chained from that fsnotify mark. We should be able to convert the audit_watch code to do one fsnotify mark per watch and simplify things/remove a whole lot of code. After that conversion we should be able to convert the audit_fsnotify code to support that hierarchy if the optimization is necessary. Move the access to the entry for audit_match_signal() to the beginning of the audit_del_rule() function in case the entry found is the same one passed in. This will enable it to be used by audit_autoremove_mark_rule(), kill_rules() and audit_remove_parent_watches(). This is a heavily modified and merged version of two patches originally submitted by Eric Paris. Cc: Peter Moody <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> [PM: added a space after a declaration to keep ./scripts/checkpatch happy] Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
2015-04-22Merge branch 'upstream' of git:// Torvalds-0/+3
Pull audit fixes from Paul Moore: "Seven audit patches for v4.1, all bug fixes. The largest, and perhaps most significant commit helps resolve some memory pressure issues related to the inode cache and audit, there are also a few small commits which help resolve some timing issues with the audit log queue, and the rest fall into the always popular "code clean-up" category. In general, nothing really substantial, just a nice set of maintenance patches" * 'upstream' of git:// audit: Remove condition which always evaluates to false audit: reduce mmap_sem hold for mm->exe_file audit: consolidate handling of mm->exe_file audit: code clean up audit: don't reset working wait time accidentally with auditd audit: don't lose set wait time on first successful call to audit_log_start() audit: move the tree pruning to a dedicated thread
2015-02-23audit: consolidate handling of mm->exe_fileDavidlohr Bueso-0/+3
This patch adds a audit_log_d_path_exe() helper function to share how we handle auditing of the exe_file's path. Used by both audit and auditsc. No functionality is changed. Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <> [PM: tweaked subject line] Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
2015-01-23audit: replace getname()/putname() hacks with reference countersPaul Moore-15/+2
In order to ensure that filenames are not released before the audit subsystem is done with the strings there are a number of hacks built into the fs and audit subsystems around getname() and putname(). To say these hacks are "ugly" would be kind. This patch removes the filename hackery in favor of a more conventional reference count based approach. The diffstat below tells most of the story; lots of audit/fs specific code is replaced with a traditional reference count based approach that is easily understood, even by those not familiar with the audit and/or fs subsystems. CC: CC: Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2014-09-23audit: reduce scope of audit_log_fcapsRichard Guy Briggs-1/+0
audit_log_fcaps() isn't used outside kernel/audit.c. Reduce its scope. Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <>
2014-03-20audit: Use struct net not pid_t to remember the network namespce to reply inEric W. Biederman-1/+1
While reading through 3.14-rc1 I found a pretty siginficant mishandling of network namespaces in the recent audit changes. In struct audit_netlink_list and audit_reply add a reference to the network namespace of the caller and remove the userspace pid of the caller. This cleanly remembers the callers network namespace, and removes a huge class of races and nasty failure modes that can occur when attempting to relook up the callers network namespace from a pid_t (including the caller's network namespace changing, pid wraparound, and the pid simply not being present). Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <> Acked-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2014-03-20audit: Audit proc/<pid>/cmdline aka proctitleWilliam Roberts-0/+6
During an audit event, cache and print the value of the process's proctitle value (proc/<pid>/cmdline). This is useful in situations where processes are started via fork'd virtual machines where the comm field is incorrect. Often times, setting the comm field still is insufficient as the comm width is not very wide and most virtual machine "package names" do not fit. Also, during execution, many threads have their comm field set as well. By tying it back to the global cmdline value for the process, audit records will be more complete in systems with these properties. An example of where this is useful and applicable is in the realm of Android. With Android, their is no fork/exec for VM instances. The bare, preloaded Dalvik VM listens for a fork and specialize request. When this request comes in, the VM forks, and the loads the specific application (specializing). This was done to take advantage of COW and to not require a load of basic packages by the VM on very app spawn. When this spawn occurs, the package name is set via setproctitle() and shows up in procfs. Many of these package names are longer then 16 bytes, the historical width of task->comm. Having the cmdline in the audit records will couple the application back to the record directly. Also, on my Debian development box, some audit records were more useful then what was printed under comm. The cached proctitle is tied to the life-cycle of the audit_context structure and is built on demand. Proctitle is controllable by userspace, and thus should not be trusted. It is meant as an aid to assist in debugging. The proctitle event is emitted during syscall audits, and can be filtered with auditctl. Example: type=AVC msg=audit(1391217013.924:386): avc: denied { getattr } for pid=1971 comm="mkdir" name="/" dev="selinuxfs" ino=1 scontext=system_u:system_r:consolekit_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 tcontext=system_u:object_r:security_t:s0 tclass=filesystem type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1391217013.924:386): arch=c000003e syscall=137 success=yes exit=0 a0=7f019dfc8bd7 a1=7fffa6aed2c0 a2=fffffffffff4bd25 a3=7fffa6aed050 items=0 ppid=1967 pid=1971 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="mkdir" exe="/bin/mkdir" subj=system_u:system_r:consolekit_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 key=(null) type=UNKNOWN[1327] msg=audit(1391217013.924:386): proctitle=6D6B646972002D70002F7661722F72756E2F636F6E736F6C65 Acked-by: Steve Grubb <> (wrt record formating) Signed-off-by: William Roberts <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2014-01-14audit: Convert int limit uses to u32Joe Perches-1/+1
The equivalent uapi struct uses __u32 so make the kernel uses u32 too. This can prevent some oddities where the limit is logged/emitted as a negative value. Convert kstrtol to kstrtouint to disallow negative values. Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <> [eparis: do not remove static from audit_default declaration]
2014-01-13audit: listen in all network namespacesRichard Guy Briggs-0/+5
Convert audit from only listening in init_net to use register_pernet_subsys() to dynamically manage the netlink socket list. Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2014-01-13audit: fix netlink portid naming and typesRichard Guy Briggs-4/+4
Normally, netlink ports use the PID of the userspace process as the port ID. If the PID is already in use by a port, the kernel will allocate another port ID to avoid conflict. Re-name all references to netlink ports from pid to portid to reflect this reality and avoid confusion with actual PIDs. Ports use the __u32 type, so re-type all portids accordingly. (This patch is very similar to ebiederman's 5deadd69) Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2013-11-05audit: call audit_bprm() only once to add AUDIT_EXECVE informationRichard Guy Briggs-1/+0
Move the audit_bprm() call from search_binary_handler() to exec_binprm(). This allows us to get rid of the mm member of struct audit_aux_data_execve since bprm->mm will equal current->mm. This also mitigates the issue that ->argc could be modified by the load_binary() call in search_binary_handler(). audit_bprm() was being called to add an AUDIT_EXECVE record to the audit context every time search_binary_handler() was recursively called. Only one reference is necessary. Reported-by: Oleg Nesterov <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <> --- This patch is against 3.11, but was developed on Oleg's post-3.11 patches that introduce exec_binprm().
2013-11-05audit: move audit_aux_data_execve contents into audit_context unionRichard Guy Briggs-0/+4
audit_bprm() was being called to add an AUDIT_EXECVE record to the audit context every time search_binary_handler() was recursively called. Only one reference is necessary, so just update it. Move the the contents of audit_aux_data_execve into the union in audit_context, removing dependence on a kmalloc along the way. Reported-by: Oleg Nesterov <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2013-07-09audit: fix mq_open and mq_unlink to add the MQ root as a hidden parent ↵Jeff Layton-0/+1
audit_names record The old audit PATH records for mq_open looked like this: type=PATH msg=audit(1366282323.982:869): item=1 name=(null) inode=6777 dev=00:0c mode=041777 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s15:c0.c1023 type=PATH msg=audit(1366282323.982:869): item=0 name="test_mq" inode=26732 dev=00:0c mode=0100700 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=staff_u:object_r:user_tmpfs_t:s15:c0.c1023 ...with the audit related changes that went into 3.7, they now look like this: type=PATH msg=audit(1366282236.776:3606): item=2 name=(null) inode=66655 dev=00:0c mode=0100700 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=staff_u:object_r:user_tmpfs_t:s15:c0.c1023 type=PATH msg=audit(1366282236.776:3606): item=1 name=(null) inode=6926 dev=00:0c mode=041777 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s15:c0.c1023 type=PATH msg=audit(1366282236.776:3606): item=0 name="test_mq" Both of these look wrong to me. As Steve Grubb pointed out: "What we need is 1 PATH record that identifies the MQ. The other PATH records probably should not be there." Fix it to record the mq root as a parent, and flag it such that it should be hidden from view when the names are logged, since the root of the mq filesystem isn't terribly interesting. With this change, we get a single PATH record that looks more like this: type=PATH msg=audit(1368021604.836:484): item=0 name="test_mq" inode=16914 dev=00:0c mode=0100644 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=unconfined_u:object_r:user_tmpfs_t:s0 In order to do this, a new audit_inode_parent_hidden() function is added. If we do it this way, then we avoid having the existing callers of audit_inode needing to do any sort of flag conversion if auditing is inactive. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Reported-by: Jiri Jaburek <> Cc: Steve Grubb <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Cc: Al Viro <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2013-05-11Merge git:// Torvalds-0/+156
Pull audit changes from Eric Paris: "Al used to send pull requests every couple of years but he told me to just start pushing them to you directly. Our touching outside of core audit code is pretty straight forward. A couple of interface changes which hit net/. A simple argument bug calling audit functions in namei.c and the removal of some assembly branch prediction code on ppc" * git:// (31 commits) audit: fix message spacing printing auid Revert "audit: move kaudit thread start from auditd registration to kaudit init" audit: vfs: fix audit_inode call in O_CREAT case of do_last audit: Make testing for a valid loginuid explicit. audit: fix event coverage of AUDIT_ANOM_LINK audit: use spin_lock in audit_receive_msg to process tty logging audit: do not needlessly take a lock in tty_audit_exit audit: do not needlessly take a spinlock in copy_signal audit: add an option to control logging of passwords with pam_tty_audit audit: use spin_lock_irqsave/restore in audit tty code helper for some session id stuff audit: use a consistent audit helper to log lsm information audit: push loginuid and sessionid processing down audit: stop pushing loginid, uid, sessionid as arguments audit: remove the old depricated kernel interface audit: make validity checking generic audit: allow checking the type of audit message in the user filter audit: fix build break when AUDIT_DEBUG == 2 audit: remove duplicate export of audit_enabled Audit: do not print error when LSMs disabled ...
2013-04-30audit: fix event coverage of AUDIT_ANOM_LINKEric Paris-0/+157
The userspace audit tools didn't like the existing formatting of the AUDIT_ANOM_LINK event. It needed to be expanded to emit an AUDIT_PATH event as well, so this implements the change. The bulk of the patch is moving code out of auditsc.c into audit.c and audit.h for general use. It expands audit_log_name to include an optional "struct path" argument for the simple case of just needing to report a pathname. This also makes audit_log_task_info available when syscall auditing is not enabled, since it is needed in either case for process details. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <> Reported-by: Steve Grubb <>
2013-04-29audit: remove unnecessary #if CONFIG_AUDITGao feng-2/+0
The files which include kernel/audit.h are complied only when CONFIG_AUDIT is set. Just like audit_pid, there is no need to surround audit_ever_enabled with CONFIG_AUDIT. Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2013-04-29audit: remove duplicate export of audit_enabledGao feng-1/+0
audit_enabled has already been exported in include/linux/audit.h. and kernel/audit.h includes include/linux/audit.h, no need to export aduit_enabled again in kernel/audit.h Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2013-04-12audit: remove duplicate export of audit_enabledGao feng-1/+0
audit_enabled has already been exported in include/linux/audit.h. and kernel/audit.h includes include/linux/audit.h, no need to export aduit_enabled again in kernel/audit.h Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2012-10-12audit: optimize audit_compare_dname_pathJeff Layton-1/+4
In the cases where we already know the length of the parent, pass it as a parm so we don't need to recompute it. In the cases where we don't know the length, pass in AUDIT_NAME_FULL (-1) to indicate that it should be determined. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2012-10-12audit: remove dirlen argument to audit_compare_dname_pathJeff Layton-2/+1
All the callers set this to NULL now. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2012-10-12audit: set the name_len in audit_inode for parent lookupsJeff Layton-0/+1
Currently, this gets set mostly by happenstance when we call into audit_inode_child. While that might be a little more efficient, it seems wrong. If the syscall ends up failing before audit_inode_child ever gets called, then you'll have an audit_names record that shows the full path but has the parent inode info attached. Fix this by passing in a parent flag when we call audit_inode that gets set to the value of LOOKUP_PARENT. We can then fix up the pathname for the audit entry correctly from the get-go. While we're at it, clean up the no-op macro for audit_inode in the !CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL case. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2012-09-18userns: Convert audit to work with user namespaces enabledEric W. Biederman-1/+1
- Explicitly format uids gids in audit messges in the initial user namespace. This is safe because auditd is restrected to be in the initial user namespace. - Convert audit_sig_uid into a kuid_t. - Enable building the audit code and user namespaces at the same time. The net result is that the audit subsystem now uses kuid_t and kgid_t whenever possible making it almost impossible to confuse a raw uid_t with a kuid_t preventing bugs. Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
2012-09-17audit: Add typespecific uid and gid comparatorsEric W. Biederman-0/+2
The audit filter code guarantees that uid are always compared with uids and gids are always compared with gids, as the comparason operations are type specific. Take advantage of this proper to define audit_uid_comparator and audit_gid_comparator which use the type safe comparasons from uidgid.h. Build on audit_uid_comparator and audit_gid_comparator and replace audit_compare_id with audit_compare_uid and audit_compare_gid. This is one of those odd cases where being type safe and duplicating code leads to simpler shorter and more concise code. Don't allow bitmask operations in uid and gid comparisons in audit_data_to_entry. Bitmask operations are already denined in audit_rule_to_entry. Convert constants in audit_rule_to_entry and audit_data_to_entry into kuids and kgids when appropriate. Convert the uid and gid field in struct audit_names to be of type kuid_t and kgid_t respectively, so that the new uid and gid comparators can be applied in a type safe manner. Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
2012-01-17audit: remove AUDIT_SETUP_CONTEXT as it isn't usedEric Paris-5/+1
Audit contexts have 3 states. Disabled, which doesn't collect anything, build, which collects info but might not emit it, and record, which collects and emits. There is a 4th state, setup, which isn't used. Get rid of it. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2010-10-30audit: make functions staticStephen Hemminger-4/+1
I was doing some namespace checks and found some simple stuff in audit that could be cleaned up. Make some functions static, and put const on make_reply payload arg. Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2010-07-28Audit: split audit watch KconfigEric Paris-1/+13
Audit watch should depend on CONFIG_AUDIT_SYSCALL and should select FSNOTIFY. This splits the spagetti like mixing of audit_watch and audit_filter code so they can be configured seperately. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2010-07-28audit: do not get and put just to free a watchEric Paris-2/+1
deleting audit watch rules is not currently done under audit_filter_mutex. It was done this way because we could not hold the mutex during inotify manipulation. Since we are using fsnotify we don't need to do the extra get/put pair nor do we need the private list on which to store the parents while they are about to be freed. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2010-07-28Audit: clean up the audit_watch splitEric Paris-9/+4
No real changes, just cleanup to the audit_watch split patch which we done with minimal code changes for easy review. Now fix interfaces to make things work better. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2009-06-24Fix rule eviction order for AUDIT_DIRAl Viro-2/+5
If syscall removes the root of subtree being watched, we definitely do not want the rules refering that subtree to be destroyed without the syscall in question having a chance to match them. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2009-06-23Audit: move audit_get_nd completely into audit_watchEric Paris-4/+1
audit_get_nd() is only used by audit_watch and could be more cleanly implemented by having the audit watch functions call it when needed rather than making the generic audit rule parsing code deal with those objects. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2009-06-23audit: seperate audit inode watches into a subfileEric Paris-19/+20
In preparation for converting audit to use fsnotify instead of inotify we seperate the inode watching code into it's own file. This is similar to how the audit tree watching code is already seperated into audit_tree.c Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2009-01-04fixing audit rule ordering mess, part 1Al Viro-4/+1
Problem: ordering between the rules on exit chain is currently lost; all watch and inode rules are listed after everything else _and_ exit,never on one kind doesn't stop exit,always on another from being matched. Solution: assign priorities to rules, keep track of the current highest-priority matching rule and its result (always/never). Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2008-04-28[PATCH 1/2] audit: move extern declarations to audit.hHarvey Harrison-0/+13
Leave audit_sig_{uid|pid|sid} protected by #ifdef CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL. Noticed by sparse: kernel/audit.c:73:6: warning: symbol 'audit_ever_enabled' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:100:8: warning: symbol 'audit_sig_uid' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:101:8: warning: symbol 'audit_sig_pid' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:102:6: warning: symbol 'audit_sig_sid' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:117:23: warning: symbol 'audit_ih' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/auditfilter.c:78:18: warning: symbol 'audit_filter_list' was not declared. Should it be static? Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2008-04-19SELinux: use new audit hooks, remove redundant exportsAhmed S. Darwish-25/+0
Setup the new Audit LSM hooks for SELinux. Remove the now redundant exported SELinux Audit interface. Audit: Export 'audit_krule' and 'audit_field' to the public since their internals are needed by the implementation of the new LSM hook 'audit_rule_known'. Signed-off-by: Casey Schaufler <> Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <> Acked-by: James Morris <>
2007-10-21[PATCH] audit: watching subtreesAl Viro-1/+33
New kind of audit rule predicates: "object is visible in given subtree". The part that can be sanely implemented, that is. Limitations: * if you have hardlink from outside of tree, you'd better watch it too (or just watch the object itself, obviously) * if you mount something under a watched tree, tell audit that new chunk should be added to watched subtrees * if you umount something in a watched tree and it's still mounted elsewhere, you will get matches on events happening there. New command tells audit to recalculate the trees, trimming such sources of false positives. Note that it's _not_ about path - if something mounted in several places (multiple mount, bindings, different namespaces, etc.), the match does _not_ depend on which one we are using for access. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2007-07-16Audit: add TTY input auditingMiloslav Trmac-1/+0
Add TTY input auditing, used to audit system administrator's actions. This is required by various security standards such as DCID 6/3 and PCI to provide non-repudiation of administrator's actions and to allow a review of past actions if the administrator seems to overstep their duties or if the system becomes misconfigured for unknown reasons. These requirements do not make it necessary to audit TTY output as well. Compared to an user-space keylogger, this approach records TTY input using the audit subsystem, correlated with other audit events, and it is completely transparent to the user-space application (e.g. the console ioctls still work). TTY input auditing works on a higher level than auditing all system calls within the session, which would produce an overwhelming amount of mostly useless audit events. Add an "audit_tty" attribute, inherited across fork (). Data read from TTYs by process with the attribute is sent to the audit subsystem by the kernel. The audit netlink interface is extended to allow modifying the audit_tty attribute, and to allow sending explanatory audit events from user-space (for example, a shell might send an event containing the final command, after the interactive command-line editing and history expansion is performed, which might be difficult to decipher from the TTY input alone). Because the "audit_tty" attribute is inherited across fork (), it would be set e.g. for sshd restarted within an audited session. To prevent this, the audit_tty attribute is cleared when a process with no open TTY file descriptors (e.g. after daemon startup) opens a TTY. See for a more detailed rationale document for an older version of this patch. [ build fix] Signed-off-by: Miloslav Trmac <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Alan Cox <> Cc: Paul Fulghum <> Cc: Casey Schaufler <> Cc: Steve Grubb <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2007-05-11[PATCH] audit signal recipientsAmy Griffis-5/+8
When auditing syscalls that send signals, log the pid and security context for each target process. Optimize the data collection by adding a counter for signal-related rules, and avoiding allocating an aux struct unless we have more than one target process. For process groups, collect pid/context data in blocks of 16. Move the audit_signal_info() hook up in check_kill_permission() so we audit attempts where permission is denied. Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-09-11[PATCH] audit: AUDIT_PERM supportAl Viro-0/+1
add support for AUDIT_PERM predicate Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-07-01[PATCH] add rule filterkeyAmy Griffis-0/+1
Add support for a rule key, which can be used to tie audit records to audit rules. This is useful when a watched file is accessed through a link or symlink, as well as for general audit log analysis. Because this patch uses a string key instead of an integer key, there is a bit of extra overhead to do the kstrdup() when a rule fires. However, we're also allocating memory for the audit record buffer, so it's probably not that significant. I went ahead with a string key because it seems more user-friendly. Note that the user must ensure that filterkeys are unique. The kernel only checks for duplicate rules. Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] log more info for directory entry change eventsAmy Griffis-1/+2
When an audit event involves changes to a directory entry, include a PATH record for the directory itself. A few other notable changes: - fixed audit_inode_child() hooks in fsnotify_move() - removed unused flags arg from audit_inode() - added audit log routines for logging a portion of a string Here's some sample output. before patch: type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1149821605.320:26): arch=40000003 syscall=39 success=yes exit=0 a0=bf8d3c7c a1=1ff a2=804e1b8 a3=bf8d3c7c items=1 ppid=739 pid=800 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=ttyS0 comm="mkdir" exe="/bin/mkdir" subj=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 type=CWD msg=audit(1149821605.320:26): cwd="/root" type=PATH msg=audit(1149821605.320:26): item=0 name="foo" parent=164068 inode=164010 dev=03:00 mode=040755 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=root:object_r:user_home_t:s0 after patch: type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): arch=40000003 syscall=39 success=yes exit=0 a0=bfdd9c7c a1=1ff a2=804e1b8 a3=bfdd9c7c items=2 ppid=714 pid=777 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=ttyS0 comm="mkdir" exe="/bin/mkdir" subj=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 type=CWD msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): cwd="/root" type=PATH msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): item=0 name="/root" inode=164068 dev=03:00 mode=040750 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=root:object_r:user_home_dir_t:s0 type=PATH msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): item=1 name="foo" inode=164010 dev=03:00 mode=040755 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=root:object_r:user_home_t:s0 Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] audit: path-based rulesAmy Griffis-4/+34
In this implementation, audit registers inotify watches on the parent directories of paths specified in audit rules. When audit's inotify event handler is called, it updates any affected rules based on the filesystem event. If the parent directory is renamed, removed, or its filesystem is unmounted, audit removes all rules referencing that inotify watch. To keep things simple, this implementation limits location-based auditing to the directory entries in an existing directory. Given a path-based rule for /foo/bar/passwd, the following table applies: passwd modified -- audit event logged passwd replaced -- audit event logged, rules list updated bar renamed -- rule removed foo renamed -- untracked, meaning that the rule now applies to the new location Audit users typically want to have many rules referencing filesystem objects, which can significantly impact filtering performance. This patch also adds an inode-number-based rule hash to mitigate this situation. The patch is relative to the audit git tree:;a=summary and uses the inotify kernel API: Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] collect sid of those who send signals to auditdAl Viro-0/+11
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] fix deadlocks in AUDIT_LIST/AUDIT_LIST_RULESAl Viro-0/+11
We should not send a pile of replies while holding audit_netlink_mutex since we hold the same mutex when we receive commands. As the result, we can get blocked while sending and sit there holding the mutex while auditctl is unable to send the next command and get around to receiving what we'd sent. Solution: create skb and put them into a queue instead of sending; once we are done, send what we've got on the list. The former can be done synchronously while we are handling AUDIT_LIST or AUDIT_LIST_RULES; we are holding audit_netlink_mutex at that point. The latter is done asynchronously and without messing with audit_netlink_mutex. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-05-01[PATCH] support for context based audit filtering, part 2Darrel Goeddel-3/+7
This patch provides the ability to filter audit messages based on the elements of the process' SELinux context (user, role, type, mls sensitivity, and mls clearance). It uses the new interfaces from selinux to opaquely store information related to the selinux context and to filter based on that information. It also uses the callback mechanism provided by selinux to refresh the information when a new policy is loaded. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-03-20[PATCH] sem2mutex: audit_netlink_semIngo Molnar-1/+2
Semaphore to mutex conversion. The conversion was generated via scripts, and the result was validated automatically via a script as well. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: David Woodhouse <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-03-20[PATCH] audit string fields interface + consumerAmy Griffis-3/+20
Updated patch to dynamically allocate audit rule fields in kernel's internal representation. Added unlikely() calls for testing memory allocation result. Amy Griffis wrote: [Wed Jan 11 2006, 02:02:31PM EST] > Modify audit's kernel-userspace interface to allow the specification > of string fields in audit rules. > > Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <> (cherry picked from 5ffc4a863f92351b720fe3e9c5cd647accff9e03 commit)