Re: [PATCH v3 1/4] seccomp: Add sysctl to display available actions

From: Tyler Hicks
Date: Thu Feb 16 2017 - 15:05:57 EST

On 02/16/2017 01:01 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 02/15/2017 09:14 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> This patch creates a read-only sysctl containing an ordered list of
>>>> seccomp actions that the kernel supports. The ordering, from left to
>>>> right, is the lowest action value (kill) to the highest action value
>>>> (allow). Currently, a read of the sysctl file would return "kill trap
>>>> errno trace allow". The contents of this sysctl file can be useful for
>>>> userspace code as well as the system administrator.
>>> Would this make more sense as a new seccomp(2) mode a la
>>> SECCOMP_HAS_ACTION? Then sandboxy things that have no fs access could
>>> use it.
>> It would make sense for code that needs to check which actions are
>> available. It wouldn't make sense for administrators that need to check
>> which actions are available unless libseccomp provided a wrapper utility.
>> Is this a theoretical concern or do you know of a sandboxed piece of
>> code that cannot access the sysctl before constructing a seccomp filter?
> It's semi-theoretical. But suppose I unshare namespaces, unmount a
> bunch of stuff, then ask libseccomp to install a filter. (I've
> written code that does exactly that.) libseccomp won't be able to
> read the sysctl.

That's a good point. It seems like we might need both mechanisms
(SECCOMP_HAS_ACTION for code and actions_avail for humans).


> --Andy

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