Re: [PATCH v3 0/7] User namespace mount updates

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Tue Nov 17 2015 - 14:27:12 EST

Am 17.11.2015 um 20:21 schrieb Seth Forshee:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 08:12:31PM +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 7:34 PM, Seth Forshee
>> <seth.forshee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 05:55:06PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:25:51AM -0600, Seth Forshee wrote:
>>>>> Shortly after that I plan to follow with support for ext4. I've been
>>>>> fuzzing ext4 for a while now and it has held up well, and I'm currently
>>>>> working on hand-crafted attacks. Ted has commented privately (to others,
>>>>> not to me personally) that he will fix bugs for such attacks, though I
>>>>> haven't seen any public comments to that effect.
>>>> _Static_ attacks, or change-image-under-mounted-fs attacks?
>>> Right now only static attacks, change-image-under-mounted-fs attacks
>>> will be next.
>> Do we *really* need to enable unprivileged mounting of kernel filesystems?
>> What about just enabling fuse and implement ext4 and friends as fuse
>> filesystems?
>> Using the approaching Linux Kernel Libary[1] this is easy.
> I haven't looked at this project, but I'm guessing that programs must be
> written specifically to make use of it? I.e. you can't just use the
> mount syscall, and thus all existing software still doesn't work?

You can easy bridge fuse and the LKL, I did already a hacky PoC. Worked nicely.
Octavian's tree has some nice examples, and AFAIK he is currently working
on a "mount any kernel fs via fuse" tool.

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