Hi, This sixth series add some changes to the previous one , including a simpler rule inheritance hierarchy (similar to seccomp-bpf), a ptrace scope protection, some file renaming (better feature identification per file), a future-proof eBPF subtype and miscellaneous cosmetic fixes.
This is the first step of the roadmap discussed at LPC  (with the inheritance feature included). While the intended final goal is to allow unprivileged users to use Landlock, this series allows only a process with global CAP_SYS_ADMIN to load and enforce a rule. This may help to get feedback and avoid unexpected behaviors. The documentation patch contains some kernel documentation and explanations on how to use Landlock. The compiled documentation can be found here: https://landlock-lsm.github.io/linux-doc/landlock-v6/security/landlock/index.html This series can be applied on top of net-next: cc628c9680c2 ("Merge tag 'mlx5e-failsafe' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/saeed/linux"). This can be tested with CONFIG_SECCOMP_FILTER and CONFIG_SECURITY_LANDLOCK. I would really appreciate constructive comments on the usability, architecture, code, userland API or use cases. # Landlock LSM The goal of this new stackable Linux Security Module (LSM) called Landlock is to allow any process, including unprivileged ones, to create powerful security sandboxes comparable to XNU Sandbox or OpenBSD Pledge. This kind of sandbox is expected to help mitigate the security impact of bugs or unexpected/malicious behaviors in user-space applications. The approach taken is to add the minimum amount of code while still allowing the user-space application to create quite complex access rules. A dedicated security policy language such as the one used by SELinux, AppArmor and other major LSMs involves a lot of code and is usually permitted to only a trusted user (i.e. root). On the contrary, eBPF programs already exist and are designed to be safely loaded by unprivileged user-space. This design does not seem too intrusive but is flexible enough to allow a powerful sandbox mechanism accessible by any process on Linux. The use of seccomp and Landlock is more suitable with the help of a user-space library (e.g. libseccomp) that could help to specify a high-level language to express a security policy instead of raw eBPF programs. Moreover, thanks to the LLVM front-end, it is quite easy to write an eBPF program with a subset of the C language. # Landlock events and rule enforcement Unlike syscalls, LSM hooks are security checkpoints and are not architecture dependent. They are designed to match a security need associated with a security policy (e.g. access to a file). The approach taken for Landlock is to abstract these hooks with Landlock events such as a generic filesystem event (LANDLOCK_SUBTYPE_EVENT_FS). Further explanations can be found in the documentation. This series uses seccomp(2) only as an entry point to apply a rule to the calling process and its future children. It is planed to restore the ability to use cgroup as an alternative way to enforce a Landlock rule. There is as yet no way to allow a process to access only a subset of the filesystem where the subset is specified via a path or a file descriptor. This feature is intentionally left out so as to minimize the amount of code of this patch series but will come in a following series. However, it is possible to check the file type, as done in the following example. # Sandbox example with a read-only filesystem This example is provided in the samples/bpf directory. It creates a read-only environment for all kind of file access except for character devices such as a TTY. # :> X # echo $? 0 # ./samples/bpf/landlock1 /bin/sh -i Launching a new sandboxed process. # :> Y cannot create Y: Operation not permitted # Warning on read-only filesystems Other than owing a mount namespace and remounting every accessible mounts points as read-only, which may not be possible for an unprivileged security sandbox, there is no way of preventing a process to change the access time of a file, including anonymous inodes. This provides a trivial way to leak information from a sandboxed environment. A new LSM hook has been proposed to allow an LSM to enforce a real read-only filesystem view, but it did not get strong support so far . # Frequently asked questions ## Why is seccomp-bpf not enough? A seccomp filter can access only raw syscall arguments (i.e. the register values) which means that it is not possible to filter according to the value pointed to by an argument, such as a file pathname. As an embryonic Landlock version demonstrated, filtering at the syscall level is complicated (e.g. need to take care of race conditions). This is mainly because the access control checkpoints of the kernel are not at this high-level but more underneath, at the LSM-hook level. The LSM hooks are designed to handle this kind of checks. Landlock abstracts this approach to leverage the ability of unprivileged users to limit themselves. Cf. section "What it isn't?" in Documentation/prctl/seccomp_filter.txt ## Why use the seccomp(2) syscall? Landlock use the same semantic as seccomp to apply access rule restrictions. It add a new layer of security for the current process which is inherited by its children. It makes sense to use an unique access-restricting syscall (that should be allowed by seccomp filters) which can only drop privileges. Moreover, a Landlock rule could come from outside a process (e.g. passed through a UNIX socket). It is then useful to differentiate the creation/load of Landlock eBPF programs via bpf(2), from rule enforcement via seccomp(2). ## Why a new LSM? Are SELinux, AppArmor, Smack and Tomoyo not good enough? The current access control LSMs are fine for their purpose which is to give the *root* the ability to enforce a security policy for the *system*. What is missing is a way to enforce a security policy for any application by its developer and *unprivileged user* as seccomp can do for raw syscall filtering. Differences from other (access control) LSMs: * not only dedicated to administrators (i.e. no_new_priv); * limited kernel attack surface (e.g. policy parsing); * constrained policy rules (no DoS: deterministic execution time); * do not leak more information than the loader process can legitimately have access to (minimize metadata inference). # Changes since v5 * eBPF program subtype: * use a prog_subtype pointer instead of inlining it into bpf_attr * enable a future-proof behavior (reject unhandled data/size) * add tests * use a simple rule hierarchy (similar to seccomp-bpf) * add a ptrace scope protection * add more tests * add more documentation * rename some files * miscellaneous fixes * rebase on net-next # Changes since v4 * revamp Landlock to not expose an LSM hook interface but wrap and abstract them with Landlock events (currently one for all filesystem related operations: LANDLOCK_SUBTYPE_EVENT_FS) * wrap all filesystem kernel objects through the same FS handle (struct landlock_handle_fs): struct file, struct inode, struct path and struct dentry * a rule don't return an errno code but only a boolean to allow or deny an access request * handle all filesystem related LSM hooks * add some tests and a sample: * BPF context tests * Landlock sandboxing tests and sample * write Landlock rules in C and compile them with LLVM * change field names of eBPF program subtype * remove arraymap of handles for now (will be replaced with a revamped map) * remove cgroup handling for now * add user and kernel documentation * rebase on net-next (which includes some needed commits already upstreamed) # Changes since v3 * use abstract LSM hook arguments with custom types (e.g. *_LANDLOCK_ARG_FS for struct file, struct inode and struct path) * add more LSM hooks to support full filesystem access control * improve the sandbox example * fix races and RCU issues: * eBPF program execution and eBPF helpers * revamp the arraymap of handles to cleanly deal with update/delete * eBPF program subtype for Landlock: * remove the "origin" field * add an "option" field * rebase onto Daniel Mack's patches v7  * remove merged commit 1955351da41c ("bpf: Set register type according to is_valid_access()") * fix spelling mistakes * cleanup some type and variable names * split patches * for now, remove cgroup delegation handling for unprivileged user * remove extra access check for cgroup_get_from_fd() * remove unused example code dealing with skb * remove seccomp-bpf link: * no more seccomp cookie * for now, it is no more possible to check the current syscall properties # Changes since v2 * revamp cgroup handling: * use Daniel Mack's patches "Add eBPF hooks for cgroups" v5 * remove bpf_landlock_cmp_cgroup_beneath() * make BPF_PROG_ATTACH usable with delegated cgroups * add a new CGRP_NO_NEW_PRIVS flag for safe cgroups * handle Landlock sandboxing for cgroups hierarchy * allow unprivileged processes to attach Landlock eBPF program to cgroups * add subtype to eBPF programs: * replace Landlock hook identification by custom eBPF program types with a dedicated subtype field * manage fine-grained privileged Landlock programs * register Landlock programs for dedicated trigger origins (e.g. syscall, return from seccomp filter and/or interruption) * performance and memory optimizations: use an array to access Landlock hooks directly but do not duplicated it for each thread (seccomp-based) * allow running Landlock programs without seccomp filter * fix seccomp-related issues * remove extra errno bounding check for Landlock programs * add some examples for optional eBPF functions or context access (network related) according to security checks to allow more features for privileged programs (e.g. Checmate) # Changes since v1 * focus on the LSM hooks, not the syscalls: * much more simple implementation * does not need audit cache tricks to avoid race conditions * more simple to use and more generic because using the LSM hook abstraction directly * more efficient because only checking in LSM hooks * architecture agnostic * switch from cBPF to eBPF: * new eBPF program types dedicated to Landlock * custom functions used by the eBPF program * gain some new features (e.g. 10 registers, can load values of different size, LLVM translator) but only a few functions allowed and a dedicated map type * new context: LSM hook ID, cookie and LSM hook arguments * need to set the sysctl kernel.unprivileged_bpf_disable to 0 (default value) to be able to load hook filters as unprivileged users * smaller and simpler: * no more checker groups but dedicated arraymap of handles * simpler userland structs thanks to eBPF functions * distinctive name: Landlock  https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170222012632.4196-1-...@digikod.net  https://lkml.kernel.org/r/5828776a.1010...@digikod.net  https://lkml.kernel.org/r/1477390454-12553-1-git-send-email-dan...@zonque.org  https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160829114542.GA20836@ircssh.c.rugged-nimbus-611.internal  https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20161221231506.19800-1-...@digikod.net Regards, Mickaël Salaün (11): bpf: Add eBPF program subtype and is_valid_subtype() verifier bpf,landlock: Define an eBPF program type for Landlock bpf: Define handle_fs and add a new helper bpf_handle_fs_get_mode() landlock: Add LSM hooks related to filesystem seccomp: Split put_seccomp_filter() with put_seccomp() seccomp,landlock: Handle Landlock events per process hierarchy landlock: Add ptrace restrictions bpf: Add a Landlock sandbox example seccomp: Enhance test_harness with an assert step mechanism bpf,landlock: Add tests for Landlock landlock: Add user and kernel documentation for Landlock Documentation/security/index.rst | 1 + Documentation/security/landlock/index.rst | 19 + Documentation/security/landlock/kernel.rst | 132 +++++ Documentation/security/landlock/user.rst | 307 +++++++++++ include/linux/bpf.h | 40 +- include/linux/filter.h | 2 + include/linux/landlock.h | 59 +++ include/linux/lsm_hooks.h | 5 + 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