Re: [PATCH net-next] seccomp, ptrace: add support for dumping seccomp filters

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Mon Oct 26 2015 - 23:40:04 EST

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 09:23:59AM +0900, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> This patch adds support for dumping a process' (classic BPF) seccomp
> filters via ptrace.
> PTRACE_SECCOMP_GET_FILTER allows the tracer to dump the user's classic BPF
> seccomp filters. addr should be an integer which represents the ith seccomp
> filter (0 is the most recently installed filter). data should be a struct
> sock_filter * with enough room for the ith filter, or NULL, in which case
> the filter is not saved. The return value for this command is the number of
> BPF instructions the program represents, or negative in the case of errors.
> Command specific errors are ENOENT: which indicates that there is no ith
> filter in this seccomp tree, and EMEDIUMTYPE, which indicates that the ith
> filter was not installed as a classic BPF filter.
> A caveat with this approach is that there is no way to get explicitly at
> the heirarchy of seccomp filters, and users need to memcmp() filters to
> decide which are inherited. This means that a task which installs two of
> the same filter can potentially confuse users of this interface.
> v2: * make save_orig const
> * check that the orig_prog exists (not necessary right now, but when
> grows eBPF support it will be)
> * s/n/filter_off and make it an unsigned long to match ptrace
> * count "down" the tree instead of "up" when passing a filter offset
> v3: * don't take the current task's lock for inspecting its seccomp mode
> * use a 0x42** constant for the ptrace command value
> v4: * don't copy to userspace while holding spinlocks
> v5: * add another condition to WARN_ON
> v6: * rebase on net-next
> Signed-off-by: Tycho Andersen <tycho.andersen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Will Drewry <wad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Serge E. Hallyn <serge.hallyn@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Looks fine.
Acked-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxx>

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