path: root/security/keys/keyring.c
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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2008-04-29 01:01:31 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-04-29 08:06:17 -0700
commit69664cf16af4f31cd54d77948a4baf9c7e0ca7b9 (patch)
tree3ff4ecae21c140a2beed25cfa9e55b788f9814ac /security/keys/keyring.c
parent6b79ccb5144f9ffb4d4596c23e7570238dd12abc (diff)
keys: don't generate user and user session keyrings unless they're accessed
Don't generate the per-UID user and user session keyrings unless they're explicitly accessed. This solves a problem during a login process whereby set*uid() is called before the SELinux PAM module, resulting in the per-UID keyrings having the wrong security labels. This also cures the problem of multiple per-UID keyrings sometimes appearing due to PAM modules (including pam_keyinit) setuiding and causing user_structs to come into and go out of existence whilst the session keyring pins the user keyring. This is achieved by first searching for extant per-UID keyrings before inventing new ones. The serial bound argument is also dropped from find_keyring_by_name() as it's not currently made use of (setting it to 0 disables the feature). Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: <kwc@citi.umich.edu> Cc: <arunsr@cse.iitk.ac.in> Cc: <dwalsh@redhat.com> Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/keys/keyring.c')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/security/keys/keyring.c b/security/keys/keyring.c
index 70f0c313c88..a9ab8affc09 100644
--- a/security/keys/keyring.c
+++ b/security/keys/keyring.c
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-/* keyring.c: keyring handling
+/* Keyring handling
- * Copyright (C) 2004-5 Red Hat, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+ * Copyright (C) 2004-2005, 2008 Red Hat, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
* Written by David Howells (dhowells@redhat.com)
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ static DECLARE_RWSEM(keyring_serialise_link_sem);
* publish the name of a keyring so that it can be found by name (if it has
* one)
-void keyring_publish_name(struct key *keyring)
+static void keyring_publish_name(struct key *keyring)
int bucket;
@@ -516,10 +516,9 @@ key_ref_t __keyring_search_one(key_ref_t keyring_ref,
* find a keyring with the specified name
* - all named keyrings are searched
- * - only find keyrings with search permission for the process
- * - only find keyrings with a serial number greater than the one specified
+ * - normally only finds keyrings with search permission for the current process
-struct key *find_keyring_by_name(const char *name, key_serial_t bound)
+struct key *find_keyring_by_name(const char *name, bool skip_perm_check)
struct key *keyring;
int bucket;
@@ -545,15 +544,11 @@ struct key *find_keyring_by_name(const char *name, key_serial_t bound)
if (strcmp(keyring->description, name) != 0)
- if (key_permission(make_key_ref(keyring, 0),
+ if (!skip_perm_check &&
+ key_permission(make_key_ref(keyring, 0),
- /* found a potential candidate, but we still need to
- * check the serial number */
- if (keyring->serial <= bound)
- continue;
/* we've got a match */