1. 15 Mar, 2016 1 commit
  2. 04 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • Eric W. Biederman's avatar
      fs: Limit sys_mount to only request filesystem modules. · 7f78e035
      Eric W. Biederman authored
      Modify the request_module to prefix the file system type with "fs-"
      and add aliases to all of the filesystems that can be built as modules
      to match.
      
      A common practice is to build all of the kernel code and leave code
      that is not commonly needed as modules, with the result that many
      users are exposed to any bug anywhere in the kernel.
      
      Looking for filesystems with a fs- prefix limits the pool of possible
      modules that can be loaded by mount to just filesystems trivially
      making things safer with no real cost.
      
      Using aliases means user space can control the policy of which
      filesystem modules are auto-loaded by editing /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
      with blacklist and alias directives.  Allowing simple, safe,
      well understood work-arounds to known problematic software.
      
      This also addresses a rare but unfortunate problem where the filesystem
      name is not the same as it's module name and module auto-loading
      would not work.  While writing this patch I saw a handful of such
      cases.  The most significant being autofs that lives in the module
      autofs4.
      
      This is relevant to user namespaces because we can reach the request
      module in get_fs_type() without having any special permissions, and
      people get uncomfortable when a user specified string (in this case
      the filesystem type) goes all of the way to request_module.
      
      After having looked at this issue I don't think there is any
      particular reason to perform any filtering or permission checks beyond
      making it clear in the module request that we want a filesystem
      module.  The common pattern in the kernel is to call request_module()
      without regards to the users permissions.  In general all a filesystem
      module does once loaded is call register_filesystem() and go to sleep.
      Which means there is not much attack surface exposed by loading a
      filesytem module unless the filesystem is mounted.  In a user
      namespace filesystems are not mounted unless .fs_flags = FS_USERNS_MOUNT,
      which most filesystems do not set today.
      Acked-by: default avatarSerge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
      Reported-by: default avatarKees Cook <keescook@google.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatar"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
      7f78e035
  3. 21 Mar, 2012 1 commit
  4. 29 Oct, 2010 1 commit
  5. 16 Oct, 2008 1 commit
    • Ian Kent's avatar
      autofs4: add miscellaneous device for ioctls · 8d7b48e0
      Ian Kent authored
      Add a miscellaneous device to the autofs4 module for routing ioctls.  This
      provides the ability to obtain an ioctl file handle for an autofs mount
      point that is possibly covered by another mount.
      
      The actual problem with autofs is that it can't reconnect to existing
      mounts.  Immediately one things of just adding the ability to remount
      autofs file systems would solve it, but alas, that can't work.  This is
      because autofs direct mounts and the implementation of "on demand mount
      and expire" of nested mount trees have the file system mounted on top of
      the mount trigger dentry.
      
      To resolve this a miscellaneous device node for routing ioctl commands to
      these mount points has been implemented in the autofs4 kernel module and a
      library added to autofs.  This provides the ability to open a file
      descriptor for these over mounted autofs mount points.
      
      Please refer to Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt for a
      discussion of the problem, implementation alternatives considered and a
      description of the interface.
      
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes]
      [akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIan Kent <raven@themaw.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
      8d7b48e0
  6. 11 Oct, 2006 1 commit
  7. 23 Jun, 2006 1 commit
    • David Howells's avatar
      [PATCH] VFS: Permit filesystem to override root dentry on mount · 454e2398
      David Howells authored
      Extend the get_sb() filesystem operation to take an extra argument that
      permits the VFS to pass in the target vfsmount that defines the mountpoint.
      
      The filesystem is then required to manually set the superblock and root dentry
      pointers.  For most filesystems, this should be done with simple_set_mnt()
      which will set the superblock pointer and then set the root dentry to the
      superblock's s_root (as per the old default behaviour).
      
      The get_sb() op now returns an integer as there's now no need to return the
      superblock pointer.
      
      This patch permits a superblock to be implicitly shared amongst several mount
      points, such as can be done with NFS to avoid potential inode aliasing.  In
      such a case, simple_set_mnt() would not be called, and instead the mnt_root
      and mnt_sb would be set directly.
      
      The patch also makes the following changes:
      
       (*) the get_sb_*() convenience functions in the core kernel now take a vfsmount
           pointer argument and return an integer, so most filesystems have to change
           very little.
      
       (*) If one of the convenience function is not used, then get_sb() should
           normally call simple_set_mnt() to instantiate the vfsmount. This will
           always return 0, and so can be tail-called from get_sb().
      
       (*) generic_shutdown_super() now calls shrink_dcache_sb() to clean up the
           dcache upon superblock destruction rather than shrink_dcache_anon().
      
           This is required because the superblock may now have multiple trees that
           aren't actually bound to s_root, but that still need to be cleaned up. The
           currently called functions assume that the whole tree is rooted at s_root,
           and that anonymous dentries are not the roots of trees which results in
           dentries being left unculled.
      
           However, with the way NFS superblock sharing are currently set to be
           implemented, these assumptions are violated: the root of the filesystem is
           simply a dummy dentry and inode (the real inode for '/' may well be
           inaccessible), and all the vfsmounts are rooted on anonymous[*] dentries
           with child trees.
      
           [*] Anonymous until discovered from another tree.
      
       (*) The documentation has been adjusted, including the additional bit of
           changing ext2_* into foo_* in the documentation.
      
      [akpm@osdl.org: convert ipath_fs, do other stuff]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
      Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com>
      Cc: Roland Dreier <rolandd@cisco.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      454e2398
  8. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4