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authorPaul Moore <pmoore@redhat.com>2014-12-22 12:27:39 -0500
committerPaul Moore <pmoore@redhat.com>2014-12-22 12:27:39 -0500
commit4a92843601ad0f5067f441d2f0dca55bbe18c076 (patch)
parent54dc77d974a50147d6639dac6f59cb2c29207161 (diff)
audit: correctly record file names with different path name types
There is a problem with the audit system when multiple audit records are created for the same path, each with a different path name type. The root cause of the problem is in __audit_inode() when an exact match (both the path name and path name type) is not found for a path name record; the existing code creates a new path name record, but it never sets the path name in this record, leaving it NULL. This patch corrects this problem by assigning the path name to these newly created records. There are many ways to reproduce this problem, but one of the easiest is the following (assuming auditd is running): # mkdir /root/tmp/test # touch /root/tmp/test/567 # auditctl -a always,exit -F dir=/root/tmp/test # touch /root/tmp/test/567 Afterwards, or while the commands above are running, check the audit log and pay special attention to the PATH records. A faulty kernel will display something like the following for the file creation: type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1416957442.025:93): arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=yes exit=3 ... comm="touch" exe="/usr/bin/touch" type=CWD msg=audit(1416957442.025:93): cwd="/root/tmp" type=PATH msg=audit(1416957442.025:93): item=0 name="test/" inode=401409 ... nametype=PARENT type=PATH msg=audit(1416957442.025:93): item=1 name=(null) inode=393804 ... nametype=NORMAL type=PATH msg=audit(1416957442.025:93): item=2 name=(null) inode=393804 ... nametype=NORMAL While a patched kernel will show the following: type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1416955786.566:89): arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=yes exit=3 ... comm="touch" exe="/usr/bin/touch" type=CWD msg=audit(1416955786.566:89): cwd="/root/tmp" type=PATH msg=audit(1416955786.566:89): item=0 name="test/" inode=401409 ... nametype=PARENT type=PATH msg=audit(1416955786.566:89): item=1 name="test/567" inode=393804 ... nametype=NORMAL This issue was brought up by a number of people, but special credit should go to hujianyang@huawei.com for reporting the problem along with an explanation of the problem and a patch. While the original patch did have some problems (see the archive link below), it did demonstrate the problem and helped kickstart the fix presented here. * https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/9/5/66 Reported-by: hujianyang <hujianyang@huawei.com> Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <pmoore@redhat.com> Acked-by: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com>
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/auditsc.c b/kernel/auditsc.c
index 89335723fb2a..287b3d381174 100644
--- a/kernel/auditsc.c
+++ b/kernel/auditsc.c
@@ -1877,12 +1877,18 @@ void __audit_inode(struct filename *name, const struct dentry *dentry,
- /* unable to find the name from a previous getname(). Allocate a new
- * anonymous entry.
- */
- n = audit_alloc_name(context, AUDIT_TYPE_NORMAL);
+ /* unable to find an entry with both a matching name and type */
+ n = audit_alloc_name(context, AUDIT_TYPE_UNKNOWN);
if (!n)
+ if (name)
+ /* since name is not NULL we know there is already a matching
+ * name record, see audit_getname(), so there must be a type
+ * mismatch; reuse the string path since the original name
+ * record will keep the string valid until we free it in
+ * audit_free_names() */
+ n->name = name;
if (parent) {
n->name_len = n->name ? parent_len(n->name->name) : AUDIT_NAME_FULL;