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2011-03-17KEYS: Improve /proc/keysDavid Howells-4/+6
Improve /proc/keys by: (1) Don't attempt to summarise the payload of a negated key. It won't have one. To this end, a helper function - key_is_instantiated() has been added that allows the caller to find out whether the key is positively instantiated (as opposed to being uninstantiated or negatively instantiated). (2) Do show keys that are negative, expired or revoked rather than hiding them. This requires an override flag (no_state_check) to be passed to search_my_process_keyrings() and keyring_search_aux() to suppress this check. Without this, keys that are possessed by the caller, but only grant permissions to the caller if possessed are skipped as the possession check fails. Keys that are visible due to user, group or other checks are visible with or without this patch. Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
2011-03-04DNS: Fix a NULL pointer deref when trying to read an error key [CVE-2011-1076]David Howells-3/+17
When a DNS resolver key is instantiated with an error indication, attempts to read that key will result in an oops because user_read() is expecting there to be a payload - and there isn't one [CVE-2011-1076]. Give the DNS resolver key its own read handler that returns the error cached in key->type_data.x[0] as an error rather than crashing. Also make the kenter() at the beginning of dns_resolver_instantiate() limit the amount of data it prints, since the data is not necessarily NUL-terminated. The buggy code was added in: commit 4a2d789267e00b5a1175ecd2ddefcc78b83fbf09 Author: Wang Lei <> Date: Wed Aug 11 09:37:58 2010 +0100 Subject: DNS: If the DNS server returns an error, allow that to be cached [ver #2] This can trivially be reproduced by any user with the following program compiled with -lkeyutils: #include <stdlib.h> #include <keyutils.h> #include <err.h> static char payload[] = "#dnserror=6"; int main() { key_serial_t key; key = add_key("dns_resolver", "a", payload, sizeof(payload), KEY_SPEC_SESSION_KEYRING); if (key == -1) err(1, "add_key"); if (keyctl_read(key, NULL, 0) == -1) err(1, "read_key"); return 0; } What should happen is that keyctl_read() reports error 6 (ENXIO) to the user: dns-break: read_key: No such device or address but instead the kernel oopses. This cannot be reproduced with the 'keyutils add' or 'keyutils padd' commands as both of those cut the data down below the NUL termination that must be included in the data. Without this dns_resolver_instantiate() will return -EINVAL and the key will not be instantiated such that it can be read. The oops looks like: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000010 IP: [<ffffffff811b99f7>] user_read+0x4f/0x8f PGD 3bdf8067 PUD 385b9067 PMD 0 Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:19.0/irq CPU 0 Modules linked in: Pid: 2150, comm: dns-break Not tainted 2.6.38-rc7-cachefs+ #468 /DG965RY RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff811b99f7>] [<ffffffff811b99f7>] user_read+0x4f/0x8f RSP: 0018:ffff88003bf47f08 EFLAGS: 00010246 RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff88003b5ea378 RCX: ffffffff81972368 RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: ffff88003b5ea378 RBP: ffff88003bf47f28 R08: ffff88003be56620 R09: 0000000000000000 R10: 0000000000000395 R11: 0000000000000002 R12: 0000000000000000 R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: ffffffffffffffa1 FS: 00007feab5751700(0000) GS:ffff88003e000000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000 CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033 CR2: 0000000000000010 CR3: 000000003de40000 CR4: 00000000000006f0 DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000 DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400 Process dns-break (pid: 2150, threadinfo ffff88003bf46000, task ffff88003be56090) Stack: ffff88003b5ea378 ffff88003b5ea3a0 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ffff88003bf47f68 ffffffff811b708e ffff88003c442bc8 0000000000000000 00000000004005a0 00007fffba368060 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 Call Trace: [<ffffffff811b708e>] keyctl_read_key+0xac/0xcf [<ffffffff811b7c07>] sys_keyctl+0x75/0xb6 [<ffffffff81001f7b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b Code: 75 1f 48 83 7b 28 00 75 18 c6 05 58 2b fb 00 01 be bb 00 00 00 48 c7 c7 76 1c 75 81 e8 13 c2 e9 ff 4c 8b b3 e0 00 00 00 4d 85 ed <41> 0f b7 5e 10 74 2d 4d 85 e4 74 28 e8 98 79 ee ff 49 39 dd 48 RIP [<ffffffff811b99f7>] user_read+0x4f/0x8f RSP <ffff88003bf47f08> CR2: 0000000000000010 Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Acked-by: Jeff Layton <> cc: Wang Lei <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
2010-11-22Net: dns_resolver: Makefile: Remove deprecated kbuild goal definitionsTracey Dent-1/+1
Changed Makefile to use <modules>-y instead of <modules>-objs because -objs is deprecated and not mentioned in Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt. Signed-off-by: Tracey Dent <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
2010-08-11DNS: If the DNS server returns an error, allow that to be cached [ver #2]Wang Lei-5/+92
If the DNS server returns an error, allow that to be cached in the DNS resolver key in lieu of a value. Userspace passes the desired error number as an option in the payload: "#dnserror=<number>" Userspace must map h_errno from the name resolution routines to an appropriate Linux error before passing it up. Something like the following mapping is recommended: [HOST_NOT_FOUND] = ENODATA, [TRY_AGAIN] = EAGAIN, [NO_RECOVERY] = ECONNREFUSED, [NO_DATA] = ENODATA, in lieu of Linux errors specifically for representing name service errors. The filesystem must map these errors appropropriately before passing them to userspace. AFS is made to map ENODATA and EAGAIN to EDESTADDRREQ for the return to userspace; ECONNREFUSED is allowed to stand as is. The error can be seen in /proc/keys as a negative number after the description of the key. Compare, for example, the following key entries: 2f97238c I--Q-- 1 53s 3f010000 0 0 dns_resol -61 338bfbbe I--Q-- 1 59m 3f010000 0 0 dns_resol 37 If the error option is supplied in the payload, the main part of the payload is discarded. The key should have an expiry time set by userspace. Signed-off-by: Wang Lei <> Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Acked-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
2010-08-06[DNS RESOLVER] Minor typo correctionSteve French-1/+1
CC: Dave Howells <> Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
2010-08-06DNS: Fixes for the DNS query moduleDavid Howells-1/+1
Fixes for the DNS query module, including: (1) Use 'negative' instead of '-ve' in the documentation. (2) Mark the kdoc comment with '/**' on dns_query(). Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <> Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
2010-08-06cifs: Include linux/err.h for IS_ERR and PTR_ERRStephen Rothwell-0/+2
Fixes build errors: net/dns_resolver/dns_key.c: In function 'init_dns_resolver': net/dns_resolver/dns_key.c:170: error: implicit declaration of function 'IS_ERR' net/dns_resolver/dns_key.c:171: error: implicit declaration of function 'PTR_ERR' net/dns_resolver/dns_query.c: In function 'dns_query': net/dns_resolver/dns_query.c:126: error: implicit declaration of function 'IS_ERR' net/dns_resolver/dns_query.c:127: error: implicit declaration of function 'PTR_ERR' Signed-off-by: Stephen Rothwell <> Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Steve French <>
2010-08-05DNS: Separate out CIFS DNS Resolver codeWang Lei-0/+447
Separate out the DNS resolver key type from the CIFS filesystem into its own module so that it can be made available for general use, including the AFS filesystem module. This facility makes it possible for the kernel to upcall to userspace to have it issue DNS requests, package up the replies and present them to the kernel in a useful form. The kernel is then able to cache the DNS replies as keys can be retained in keyrings. Resolver keys are of type "dns_resolver" and have a case-insensitive description that is of the form "[<type>:]<domain_name>". The optional <type> indicates the particular DNS lookup and packaging that's required. The <domain_name> is the query to be made. If <type> isn't given, a basic hostname to IP address lookup is made, and the result is stored in the key in the form of a printable string consisting of a comma-separated list of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. This key type is supported by userspace helpers driven from /sbin/request-key and configured through /etc/request-key.conf. The cifs.upcall utility is invoked for UNC path server name to IP address resolution. The CIFS functionality is encapsulated by the dns_resolve_unc_to_ip() function, which is used to resolve a UNC path to an IP address for CIFS filesystem. This part remains in the CIFS module for now. See the added Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt for more information. Signed-off-by: Wang Lei <> Signed-off-by: David Howells <> Acked-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Steve French <>