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authorEric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>2017-12-08 15:13:27 +0000
committerBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>2018-01-01 20:51:05 +0000
commit5d8207e99e9baadab32d815772da60bff3a07eb5 (patch)
parenta63785d3294e9d7704db04500400fd8bb4b59a69 (diff)
KEYS: add missing permission check for request_key() destination
commit 4dca6ea1d9432052afb06baf2e3ae78188a4410b upstream. When the request_key() syscall is not passed a destination keyring, it links the requested key (if constructed) into the "default" request-key keyring. This should require Write permission to the keyring. However, there is actually no permission check. This can be abused to add keys to any keyring to which only Search permission is granted. This is because Search permission allows joining the keyring. keyctl_set_reqkey_keyring(KEY_REQKEY_DEFL_SESSION_KEYRING) then will set the default request-key keyring to the session keyring. Then, request_key() can be used to add keys to the keyring. Both negatively and positively instantiated keys can be added using this method. Adding negative keys is trivial. Adding a positive key is a bit trickier. It requires that either /sbin/request-key positively instantiates the key, or that another thread adds the key to the process keyring at just the right time, such that request_key() misses it initially but then finds it in construct_alloc_key(). Fix this bug by checking for Write permission to the keyring in construct_get_dest_keyring() when the default keyring is being used. We don't do the permission check for non-default keyrings because that was already done by the earlier call to lookup_user_key(). Also, request_key_and_link() is currently passed a 'struct key *' rather than a key_ref_t, so the "possessed" bit is unavailable. We also don't do the permission check for the "requestor keyring", to continue to support the use case described by commit 8bbf4976b59f ("KEYS: Alter use of key instantiation link-to-keyring argument") where /sbin/request-key recursively calls request_key() to add keys to the original requestor's destination keyring. (I don't know of any users who actually do that, though...) Fixes: 3e30148c3d52 ("[PATCH] Keys: Make request-key create an authorisation key") Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> [bwh: Backported to 3.2: - s/KEY_NEED_WRITE/KEY_WRITE/ - Adjust context] Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
1 files changed, 37 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/security/keys/request_key.c b/security/keys/request_key.c
index 82465328c39b..a5e32b6dd622 100644
--- a/security/keys/request_key.c
+++ b/security/keys/request_key.c
@@ -267,11 +267,12 @@ static int construct_key(struct key *key, const void *callout_info,
* The keyring selected is returned with an extra reference upon it which the
* caller must release.
-static void construct_get_dest_keyring(struct key **_dest_keyring)
+static int construct_get_dest_keyring(struct key **_dest_keyring)
struct request_key_auth *rka;
const struct cred *cred = current_cred();
struct key *dest_keyring = *_dest_keyring, *authkey;
+ int ret;
kenter("%p", dest_keyring);
@@ -280,6 +281,8 @@ static void construct_get_dest_keyring(struct key **_dest_keyring)
/* the caller supplied one */
} else {
+ bool do_perm_check = true;
/* use a default keyring; falling through the cases until we
* find one that we actually have */
switch (cred->jit_keyring) {
@@ -294,8 +297,10 @@ static void construct_get_dest_keyring(struct key **_dest_keyring)
dest_keyring =
- if (dest_keyring)
+ if (dest_keyring) {
+ do_perm_check = false;
+ }
@@ -330,11 +335,29 @@ static void construct_get_dest_keyring(struct key **_dest_keyring)
+ /*
+ * Require Write permission on the keyring. This is essential
+ * because the default keyring may be the session keyring, and
+ * joining a keyring only requires Search permission.
+ *
+ * However, this check is skipped for the "requestor keyring" so
+ * that /sbin/request-key can itself use request_key() to add
+ * keys to the original requestor's destination keyring.
+ */
+ if (dest_keyring && do_perm_check) {
+ ret = key_permission(make_key_ref(dest_keyring, 1),
+ if (ret) {
+ key_put(dest_keyring);
+ return ret;
+ }
+ }
*_dest_keyring = dest_keyring;
kleave(" [dk %d]", key_serial(dest_keyring));
- return;
+ return 0;
@@ -449,11 +472,15 @@ static struct key *construct_key_and_link(struct key_type *type,
- user = key_user_lookup(current_fsuid(), current_user_ns());
- if (!user)
- return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
+ ret = construct_get_dest_keyring(&dest_keyring);
+ if (ret)
+ goto error;
- construct_get_dest_keyring(&dest_keyring);
+ user = key_user_lookup(current_fsuid(), current_user_ns());
+ if (!user) {
+ ret = -ENOMEM;
+ goto error_put_dest_keyring;
+ }
ret = construct_alloc_key(type, description, dest_keyring, flags, user,
@@ -469,7 +496,7 @@ static struct key *construct_key_and_link(struct key_type *type,
} else if (ret == -EINPROGRESS) {
ret = 0;
} else {
- goto couldnt_alloc_key;
+ goto error_put_dest_keyring;
@@ -479,8 +506,9 @@ static struct key *construct_key_and_link(struct key_type *type,
key_negate_and_link(key, key_negative_timeout, NULL, NULL);
kleave(" = %d", ret);
return ERR_PTR(ret);