Re: [PATCH v2 2/3] sysfs: Only accept read/write permissions for file attributes
From: Vivien Didelot
Date: Thu Mar 12 2015 - 09:43:39 EST
Hi Greg, Guenter,
> On 03/12/2015 03:01 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 02:22:10PM -0400, Vivien Didelot wrote:
> >> For sysfs file attributes, only read and write permissions make sense.
> >> Mask provided attribute permissions accordingly and send a warning
> >> to the console if invalid permission bits are set.
> >> This patch is originally from Guenter  and includes the fixup
> >> explained in the thread, that is printing permissions in octal format
> >> and limiting the scope of attributes to SYSFS_PREALLOC | 0664.
> >>  https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/1/19/599
> >> Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Signed-off-by: Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> fs/sysfs/group.c | 6 ++++++
> >> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> >> diff --git a/fs/sysfs/group.c b/fs/sysfs/group.c
> >> index 3fdccd9..b400c04 100644
> >> --- a/fs/sysfs/group.c
> >> +++ b/fs/sysfs/group.c
> >> @@ -55,6 +55,12 @@ static int create_files(struct kernfs_node *parent,
> >> struct kobject *kobj,
> >> if (!mode)
> >> continue;
> >> }
> >> +
> >> + WARN(mode & ~(SYSFS_PREALLOC | 0664),
> >> + "Attribute %s: Invalid permissions 0%o\n",
> >> + (*attr)->name, mode);
> >> +
> >> + mode &= SYSFS_PREALLOC | 0664;
> > How does a "normal" boot look with this warning in place? There still
> > seem to be a number of files in sysfs that might trigger this.
> I was under the impression that they all were addressed, but I may have
> missed some pattern(s). Can you point me to an example, by any chance ?
Same here, given https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/1/20/584, it looked like only
hid-lg4ff had executable attributes (which has been fixed) and a few attributes
in pci-sysfs have write access to group, but this doesn't trigger the warning.
> > Also, we have a build-time warning if a sysfs file is this type of
> > attribute, shouldn't we just rely on that instead of this run-time
> > warning?
> The mode value can be returned from an is_visible function, and even if not
> there is no guarantee that the build-time warning triggers (attribute lists
> can be generated manually, for example).
Indeed, as mentioned in the previous thread https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/1/20/877
the build-time macro VERIFY_OCTAL_PERMISSIONS() is not enough since an
attribute mode can be changed at run-time (a run-time equivalent of this macro
can be added in a future patch, if necessary).
Thanks Greg for the Signed-off reminders for 1/3 and 3/3. A v3 with them
is ready to be sent, if you are ok with the patchset.
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