Re: fs: sandboxed process brings host down

From: Dmitry Vyukov
Date: Fri Jan 22 2016 - 16:39:11 EST

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:06:14PM +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
>> Hello,
>> While running syzkaller fuzzer I hit the following problem. Supervisor
>> process sandboxes worker processes that do random activities with
>> CLONE_NEWNET | CLONE_NEWIPC | CLONE_IO, setrlimit, chroot, etc.
>> Because of that worker process gains ability to bring whole machine
>> down (does not happen without the sandbox).
> AFAICS, what you are doing is essentially mount --rbind / / in infinite
> loop in luserns. Which ends up eating all memory. There's any number
> of ways to do the same. We can play whack-a-mole with them until the
> kernel is completely ossified with accounting code of different sorts.
> Or one can disable userns and be done with that.

My 2GB VM dies at around just 10-th iteration, is it normal?
Each iteration consumes several hundreds of megs of kernel memory. And
there seems to be exponential slowdown at around 5-th iteration.
I understand that there can be lots of forms of a local DoS. But there
seems to be something pathological about this particular one. And it
happens only with sandboxing that is meant to reduce DoS