[PATCH LSM v2 0/2] security: SELinux/LSM label with MPTCP and accept

Matthieu Baerts posted 2 patches 10 months, 1 week ago
Patches applied successfully (tree, apply log)
git fetch https://github.com/multipath-tcp/mptcp_net-next tags/patchew/20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-v2-0-e7a3c8c15676@tessares.net
Maintainers: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>, Mat Martineau <martineau@kernel.org>, "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>, Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>, Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>, James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>, "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>, Stephen Smalley <stephen.smalley.work@gmail.com>, Eric Paris <eparis@parisplace.org>
include/linux/lsm_hook_defs.h |  1 +
include/linux/security.h      |  6 ++++++
net/mptcp/subflow.c           |  6 ++++++
security/security.c           | 17 +++++++++++++++++
security/selinux/hooks.c      | 16 ++++++++++++++++
security/selinux/netlabel.c   |  8 ++++++--
6 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
[PATCH LSM v2 0/2] security: SELinux/LSM label with MPTCP and accept
Posted by Matthieu Baerts 10 months, 1 week ago
In [1], Ondrej Mosnacek explained they discovered the (userspace-facing)
sockets returned by accept(2) when using MPTCP always end up with the
label representing the kernel (typically system_u:system_r:kernel_t:s0),
while it would make more sense to inherit the context from the parent
socket (the one that is passed to accept(2)). Thanks to the
participation of Paul Moore in the discussions, modifications on MPTCP
side have started and the result is available here.

Paolo Abeni worked hard to refactor the initialisation of the first
subflow of a listen socket. The first subflow allocation is no longer
done at the initialisation of the socket but later, when the connection
request is received or when requested by the userspace. This was a
prerequisite to proper support of SELinux/LSM labels with MPTCP and
accept. The last batch containing the commit ddb1a072f858 ("mptcp: move
first subflow allocation at mpc access time") [2] has been recently
accepted and applied in netdev/net-next repo [3].

This series of 2 patches is based on top of the lsm/next branch. Despite
the fact they depend on commits that are in netdev/net-next repo to
support the new feature, they can be applied in lsm/next without
creating conflicts with net-next or causing build issues. These two
patches on top of lsm/next still passes all the MPTCP-specific tests.
The only thing is that the new feature only works properly with the
patches that are on netdev/net-next. The tests with the new labels have
been done on top of them.

Regarding the two patches, the first one introduces a new LSM hook
called from MPTCP side when creating a new subflow socket. This hook
allows the security module to relabel the subflow according to the owing
process. The second one implements this new hook on the SELinux side.

Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/CAFqZXNs2LF-OoQBUiiSEyranJUXkPLcCfBkMkwFeM6qEwMKCTw@mail.gmail.com/ [1]
Link: https://git.kernel.org/netdev/net-next/c/ddb1a072f858 [2]
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20230414-upstream-net-next-20230414-mptcp-refactor-first-subflow-init-v1-0-04d177057eb9@tessares.net/ [3]
Signed-off-by: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
---
Changes in v2:
- Address Paul's comments, see the notes on each patch
- Link to v1: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-v1-0-9d4064cb0075@tessares.net

---
Paolo Abeni (2):
      security, lsm: Introduce security_mptcp_add_subflow()
      selinux: Implement mptcp_add_subflow hook

 include/linux/lsm_hook_defs.h |  1 +
 include/linux/security.h      |  6 ++++++
 net/mptcp/subflow.c           |  6 ++++++
 security/security.c           | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 security/selinux/hooks.c      | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 security/selinux/netlabel.c   |  8 ++++++--
 6 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
---
base-commit: d82dcd9e21b77d338dc4875f3d4111f0db314a7c
change-id: 20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-eee658fafcba

Best regards,
-- 
Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
Re: [PATCH LSM v2 0/2] security: SELinux/LSM label with MPTCP and accept
Posted by Ondrej Mosnacek 9 months, 3 weeks ago
On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 7:17 PM Matthieu Baerts
<matthieu.baerts@tessares.net> wrote:
>
> In [1], Ondrej Mosnacek explained they discovered the (userspace-facing)
> sockets returned by accept(2) when using MPTCP always end up with the
> label representing the kernel (typically system_u:system_r:kernel_t:s0),
> while it would make more sense to inherit the context from the parent
> socket (the one that is passed to accept(2)). Thanks to the
> participation of Paul Moore in the discussions, modifications on MPTCP
> side have started and the result is available here.
>
> Paolo Abeni worked hard to refactor the initialisation of the first
> subflow of a listen socket. The first subflow allocation is no longer
> done at the initialisation of the socket but later, when the connection
> request is received or when requested by the userspace. This was a
> prerequisite to proper support of SELinux/LSM labels with MPTCP and
> accept. The last batch containing the commit ddb1a072f858 ("mptcp: move
> first subflow allocation at mpc access time") [2] has been recently
> accepted and applied in netdev/net-next repo [3].
>
> This series of 2 patches is based on top of the lsm/next branch. Despite
> the fact they depend on commits that are in netdev/net-next repo to
> support the new feature, they can be applied in lsm/next without
> creating conflicts with net-next or causing build issues. These two
> patches on top of lsm/next still passes all the MPTCP-specific tests.
> The only thing is that the new feature only works properly with the
> patches that are on netdev/net-next. The tests with the new labels have
> been done on top of them.
>
> Regarding the two patches, the first one introduces a new LSM hook
> called from MPTCP side when creating a new subflow socket. This hook
> allows the security module to relabel the subflow according to the owing
> process. The second one implements this new hook on the SELinux side.
>
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/CAFqZXNs2LF-OoQBUiiSEyranJUXkPLcCfBkMkwFeM6qEwMKCTw@mail.gmail.com/ [1]
> Link: https://git.kernel.org/netdev/net-next/c/ddb1a072f858 [2]
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20230414-upstream-net-next-20230414-mptcp-refactor-first-subflow-init-v1-0-04d177057eb9@tessares.net/ [3]
> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
> ---
> Changes in v2:
> - Address Paul's comments, see the notes on each patch
> - Link to v1: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-v1-0-9d4064cb0075@tessares.net
>
> ---
> Paolo Abeni (2):
>       security, lsm: Introduce security_mptcp_add_subflow()
>       selinux: Implement mptcp_add_subflow hook
>
>  include/linux/lsm_hook_defs.h |  1 +
>  include/linux/security.h      |  6 ++++++
>  net/mptcp/subflow.c           |  6 ++++++
>  security/security.c           | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>  security/selinux/hooks.c      | 16 ++++++++++++++++
>  security/selinux/netlabel.c   |  8 ++++++--
>  6 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> ---
> base-commit: d82dcd9e21b77d338dc4875f3d4111f0db314a7c
> change-id: 20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-eee658fafcba
>
> Best regards,
> --
> Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
>

I haven't yet looked closer at the code in this series, but I can at
least confirm that with the series (applied on top of net-next) the
selinux-testsuite now passes when run under mptcpize, with one caveat:

The "client" test prog in the inet_socket subtest sets the SO_SNDTIMEO
socket option on the client socket, but the subtest takes
significantly longer to complete than when run without mptcpize. That
suggests to me that there is possibly some (pre-existing) issue with
MPTCP where the send/receive timeouts are not being passed to the
subflow socket(s), leading to a longer wait (I guess the default is
higher?) when the timeout is expected to be hit (there are test cases
where we expect packets to be dropped due to SELinux access controls,
which we detect via timeout). I'm only taking a wild guess at the root
cause here, but I hope you guys will be able to figure it out and fix
whatever needs fixing :)

--
Ondrej Mosnacek
Senior Software Engineer, Linux Security - SELinux kernel
Red Hat, Inc.
Re: [PATCH LSM v2 0/2] security: SELinux/LSM label with MPTCP and accept
Posted by Paolo Abeni 9 months, 3 weeks ago
On Thu, 2023-05-04 at 16:14 +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 7:17 PM Matthieu Baerts
> <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net> wrote:
> > 
> > In [1], Ondrej Mosnacek explained they discovered the (userspace-facing)
> > sockets returned by accept(2) when using MPTCP always end up with the
> > label representing the kernel (typically system_u:system_r:kernel_t:s0),
> > while it would make more sense to inherit the context from the parent
> > socket (the one that is passed to accept(2)). Thanks to the
> > participation of Paul Moore in the discussions, modifications on MPTCP
> > side have started and the result is available here.
> > 
> > Paolo Abeni worked hard to refactor the initialisation of the first
> > subflow of a listen socket. The first subflow allocation is no longer
> > done at the initialisation of the socket but later, when the connection
> > request is received or when requested by the userspace. This was a
> > prerequisite to proper support of SELinux/LSM labels with MPTCP and
> > accept. The last batch containing the commit ddb1a072f858 ("mptcp: move
> > first subflow allocation at mpc access time") [2] has been recently
> > accepted and applied in netdev/net-next repo [3].
> > 
> > This series of 2 patches is based on top of the lsm/next branch. Despite
> > the fact they depend on commits that are in netdev/net-next repo to
> > support the new feature, they can be applied in lsm/next without
> > creating conflicts with net-next or causing build issues. These two
> > patches on top of lsm/next still passes all the MPTCP-specific tests.
> > The only thing is that the new feature only works properly with the
> > patches that are on netdev/net-next. The tests with the new labels have
> > been done on top of them.
> > 
> > Regarding the two patches, the first one introduces a new LSM hook
> > called from MPTCP side when creating a new subflow socket. This hook
> > allows the security module to relabel the subflow according to the owing
> > process. The second one implements this new hook on the SELinux side.
> > 
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/CAFqZXNs2LF-OoQBUiiSEyranJUXkPLcCfBkMkwFeM6qEwMKCTw@mail.gmail.com/ [1]
> > Link: https://git.kernel.org/netdev/net-next/c/ddb1a072f858 [2]
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20230414-upstream-net-next-20230414-mptcp-refactor-first-subflow-init-v1-0-04d177057eb9@tessares.net/ [3]
> > Signed-off-by: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
> > ---
> > Changes in v2:
> > - Address Paul's comments, see the notes on each patch
> > - Link to v1: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-v1-0-9d4064cb0075@tessares.net
> > 
> > ---
> > Paolo Abeni (2):
> >       security, lsm: Introduce security_mptcp_add_subflow()
> >       selinux: Implement mptcp_add_subflow hook
> > 
> >  include/linux/lsm_hook_defs.h |  1 +
> >  include/linux/security.h      |  6 ++++++
> >  net/mptcp/subflow.c           |  6 ++++++
> >  security/security.c           | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> >  security/selinux/hooks.c      | 16 ++++++++++++++++
> >  security/selinux/netlabel.c   |  8 ++++++--
> >  6 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > ---
> > base-commit: d82dcd9e21b77d338dc4875f3d4111f0db314a7c
> > change-id: 20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-eee658fafcba
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
> > 
> 
> I haven't yet looked closer at the code in this series, but I can at
> least confirm that with the series (applied on top of net-next) the
> selinux-testsuite now passes when run under mptcpize, with one caveat:
> 
> The "client" test prog in the inet_socket subtest sets the SO_SNDTIMEO
> socket option on the client socket, but the subtest takes
> significantly longer to complete than when run without mptcpize. That
> suggests to me that there is possibly some (pre-existing) issue with
> MPTCP where the send/receive timeouts are not being passed to the
> subflow socket(s), leading to a longer wait (I guess the default is
> higher?) 

Indeed the behavior you describe is due to some mptcp bug in handling
the SO_{SND,RCV}TIMEO socket tions, and it's really unrelated to the
initially reported selinux issue.

If you could file an issue on our tracker, that would help ;)

Thanks!

Paolo
Re: [PATCH LSM v2 0/2] security: SELinux/LSM label with MPTCP and accept
Posted by Ondrej Mosnacek 9 months, 3 weeks ago
On Thu, May 4, 2023 at 6:13 PM Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2023-05-04 at 16:14 +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 7:17 PM Matthieu Baerts
> > <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > In [1], Ondrej Mosnacek explained they discovered the (userspace-facing)
> > > sockets returned by accept(2) when using MPTCP always end up with the
> > > label representing the kernel (typically system_u:system_r:kernel_t:s0),
> > > while it would make more sense to inherit the context from the parent
> > > socket (the one that is passed to accept(2)). Thanks to the
> > > participation of Paul Moore in the discussions, modifications on MPTCP
> > > side have started and the result is available here.
> > >
> > > Paolo Abeni worked hard to refactor the initialisation of the first
> > > subflow of a listen socket. The first subflow allocation is no longer
> > > done at the initialisation of the socket but later, when the connection
> > > request is received or when requested by the userspace. This was a
> > > prerequisite to proper support of SELinux/LSM labels with MPTCP and
> > > accept. The last batch containing the commit ddb1a072f858 ("mptcp: move
> > > first subflow allocation at mpc access time") [2] has been recently
> > > accepted and applied in netdev/net-next repo [3].
> > >
> > > This series of 2 patches is based on top of the lsm/next branch. Despite
> > > the fact they depend on commits that are in netdev/net-next repo to
> > > support the new feature, they can be applied in lsm/next without
> > > creating conflicts with net-next or causing build issues. These two
> > > patches on top of lsm/next still passes all the MPTCP-specific tests.
> > > The only thing is that the new feature only works properly with the
> > > patches that are on netdev/net-next. The tests with the new labels have
> > > been done on top of them.
> > >
> > > Regarding the two patches, the first one introduces a new LSM hook
> > > called from MPTCP side when creating a new subflow socket. This hook
> > > allows the security module to relabel the subflow according to the owing
> > > process. The second one implements this new hook on the SELinux side.
> > >
> > > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/CAFqZXNs2LF-OoQBUiiSEyranJUXkPLcCfBkMkwFeM6qEwMKCTw@mail.gmail.com/ [1]
> > > Link: https://git.kernel.org/netdev/net-next/c/ddb1a072f858 [2]
> > > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20230414-upstream-net-next-20230414-mptcp-refactor-first-subflow-init-v1-0-04d177057eb9@tessares.net/ [3]
> > > Signed-off-by: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
> > > ---
> > > Changes in v2:
> > > - Address Paul's comments, see the notes on each patch
> > > - Link to v1: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-v1-0-9d4064cb0075@tessares.net
> > >
> > > ---
> > > Paolo Abeni (2):
> > >       security, lsm: Introduce security_mptcp_add_subflow()
> > >       selinux: Implement mptcp_add_subflow hook
> > >
> > >  include/linux/lsm_hook_defs.h |  1 +
> > >  include/linux/security.h      |  6 ++++++
> > >  net/mptcp/subflow.c           |  6 ++++++
> > >  security/security.c           | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> > >  security/selinux/hooks.c      | 16 ++++++++++++++++
> > >  security/selinux/netlabel.c   |  8 ++++++--
> > >  6 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > > ---
> > > base-commit: d82dcd9e21b77d338dc4875f3d4111f0db314a7c
> > > change-id: 20230419-upstream-lsm-next-20230419-mptcp-sublows-user-ctx-eee658fafcba
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > --
> > > Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>
> > >
> >
> > I haven't yet looked closer at the code in this series, but I can at
> > least confirm that with the series (applied on top of net-next) the
> > selinux-testsuite now passes when run under mptcpize, with one caveat:
> >
> > The "client" test prog in the inet_socket subtest sets the SO_SNDTIMEO
> > socket option on the client socket, but the subtest takes
> > significantly longer to complete than when run without mptcpize. That
> > suggests to me that there is possibly some (pre-existing) issue with
> > MPTCP where the send/receive timeouts are not being passed to the
> > subflow socket(s), leading to a longer wait (I guess the default is
> > higher?)
>
> Indeed the behavior you describe is due to some mptcp bug in handling
> the SO_{SND,RCV}TIMEO socket tions, and it's really unrelated to the
> initially reported selinux issue.

Definitely unrelated, just wanted to report the bug :)

> If you could file an issue on our tracker, that would help ;)

I was about to ask where that tracker is, but then it occured to me to
check MAINTAINERS and the link is right there, so yes, will do :)


--
Ondrej Mosnacek
Senior Software Engineer, Linux Security - SELinux kernel
Red Hat, Inc.