|| ||Greg KH <gregkh-AT-suse.de> |
|| ||Kees Cook <kees.cook-AT-canonical.com> |
|| ||Re: [PATCH 2/2] debugfs: only allow root access to debugging
|| ||Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:16:10 -0800|
|| ||Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
David Daney <ddaney-AT-caviumnetworks.com>,
linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, Eugene Teo <eugeneteo-AT-kernel.sg>,
Ralph Campbell <infinipath-AT-qlogic.com>,
Roland Dreier <roland-AT-kernel.org>,
Sean Hefty <sean.hefty-AT-intel.com>,
Hal Rosenstock <hal.rosenstock-AT-gmail.com>,
Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy.fitzhardinge-AT-citrix.com>,
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk-AT-oracle.com>,
Alexander Viro <viro-AT-zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
Miklos Szeredi <miklos-AT-szeredi.hu>,
"J. Bruce Fields" <bfields-AT-fieldses.org>,
Neil Brown <neilb-AT-suse.de>, Matthew Wilcox <matthew-AT-wil.cx>,
James Morris <jmorris-AT-namei.org>,
Stephen Smalley <sds-AT-tycho.nsa.gov>,
Eric Paris <eparis-AT-parisplace.org>,
Nick Piggin <npiggin-AT-kernel.dk>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd-AT-arndb.de>,
Ian Campbell <ian.campbell-AT-citrix.com>,
Jarkko Sakkinen <ext-jarkko.2.sakkinen-AT-nokia.com>,
Tejun Heo <tj-AT-kernel.org>,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:50:18AM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 07:34:18PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > What system do you proposed to keep these "stupid mistakes" from
> > > continuing to happen? If debugfs had already been mode 0700, we could have
> > > avoided all of these CVEs, including the full-blown local root escalation.
> > And all sorts of features would have put themselves in sysfs instead and
> > broken no doubt.
> > > The "no rules" approach to debugfs is not a good idea, IMO.
> > It's a debugging fs, it needs to be "no rules" other than the obvious
> > "don't mount it on production systems"
> Okay, so the debugfs is not supposed to be mounted on a production system.
No, not true at all, the "enterprise" distros all mount debugfs for good
reason on their systems.
> This seems to be news to a lot of developers trying to use the interfaces
> exposed there. It would be nice to say this more loudly. Basically,
> a normal system should not depend on anything in the debugfs. I can get
> behind that.
Again, not true. Mostly all due to the perf interface, fix that to move
out of debugfs (patches have been proposed) and this problem will go
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