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2013-05-11Merge git:// Torvalds
Pull audit changes from Eric Paris: "Al used to send pull requests every couple of years but he told me to just start pushing them to you directly. Our touching outside of core audit code is pretty straight forward. A couple of interface changes which hit net/. A simple argument bug calling audit functions in namei.c and the removal of some assembly branch prediction code on ppc" * git:// (31 commits) audit: fix message spacing printing auid Revert "audit: move kaudit thread start from auditd registration to kaudit init" audit: vfs: fix audit_inode call in O_CREAT case of do_last audit: Make testing for a valid loginuid explicit. audit: fix event coverage of AUDIT_ANOM_LINK audit: use spin_lock in audit_receive_msg to process tty logging audit: do not needlessly take a lock in tty_audit_exit audit: do not needlessly take a spinlock in copy_signal audit: add an option to control logging of passwords with pam_tty_audit audit: use spin_lock_irqsave/restore in audit tty code helper for some session id stuff audit: use a consistent audit helper to log lsm information audit: push loginuid and sessionid processing down audit: stop pushing loginid, uid, sessionid as arguments audit: remove the old depricated kernel interface audit: make validity checking generic audit: allow checking the type of audit message in the user filter audit: fix build break when AUDIT_DEBUG == 2 audit: remove duplicate export of audit_enabled Audit: do not print error when LSMs disabled ...
2013-04-30audit: fix event coverage of AUDIT_ANOM_LINKEric Paris
The userspace audit tools didn't like the existing formatting of the AUDIT_ANOM_LINK event. It needed to be expanded to emit an AUDIT_PATH event as well, so this implements the change. The bulk of the patch is moving code out of auditsc.c into audit.c and audit.h for general use. It expands audit_log_name to include an optional "struct path" argument for the simple case of just needing to report a pathname. This also makes audit_log_task_info available when syscall auditing is not enabled, since it is needed in either case for process details. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <> Reported-by: Steve Grubb <>
2013-04-29audit: remove unnecessary #if CONFIG_AUDITGao feng
The files which include kernel/audit.h are complied only when CONFIG_AUDIT is set. Just like audit_pid, there is no need to surround audit_ever_enabled with CONFIG_AUDIT. Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2013-04-29audit: remove duplicate export of audit_enabledGao feng
audit_enabled has already been exported in include/linux/audit.h. and kernel/audit.h includes include/linux/audit.h, no need to export aduit_enabled again in kernel/audit.h Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2013-04-12audit: remove duplicate export of audit_enabledGao feng
audit_enabled has already been exported in include/linux/audit.h. and kernel/audit.h includes include/linux/audit.h, no need to export aduit_enabled again in kernel/audit.h Signed-off-by: Gao feng <> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2012-10-12audit: optimize audit_compare_dname_pathJeff Layton
In the cases where we already know the length of the parent, pass it as a parm so we don't need to recompute it. In the cases where we don't know the length, pass in AUDIT_NAME_FULL (-1) to indicate that it should be determined. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2012-10-12audit: remove dirlen argument to audit_compare_dname_pathJeff Layton
All the callers set this to NULL now. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2012-10-12audit: set the name_len in audit_inode for parent lookupsJeff Layton
Currently, this gets set mostly by happenstance when we call into audit_inode_child. While that might be a little more efficient, it seems wrong. If the syscall ends up failing before audit_inode_child ever gets called, then you'll have an audit_names record that shows the full path but has the parent inode info attached. Fix this by passing in a parent flag when we call audit_inode that gets set to the value of LOOKUP_PARENT. We can then fix up the pathname for the audit entry correctly from the get-go. While we're at it, clean up the no-op macro for audit_inode in the !CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL case. Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2012-09-18userns: Convert audit to work with user namespaces enabledEric W. Biederman
- Explicitly format uids gids in audit messges in the initial user namespace. This is safe because auditd is restrected to be in the initial user namespace. - Convert audit_sig_uid into a kuid_t. - Enable building the audit code and user namespaces at the same time. The net result is that the audit subsystem now uses kuid_t and kgid_t whenever possible making it almost impossible to confuse a raw uid_t with a kuid_t preventing bugs. Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
2012-09-17audit: Add typespecific uid and gid comparatorsEric W. Biederman
The audit filter code guarantees that uid are always compared with uids and gids are always compared with gids, as the comparason operations are type specific. Take advantage of this proper to define audit_uid_comparator and audit_gid_comparator which use the type safe comparasons from uidgid.h. Build on audit_uid_comparator and audit_gid_comparator and replace audit_compare_id with audit_compare_uid and audit_compare_gid. This is one of those odd cases where being type safe and duplicating code leads to simpler shorter and more concise code. Don't allow bitmask operations in uid and gid comparisons in audit_data_to_entry. Bitmask operations are already denined in audit_rule_to_entry. Convert constants in audit_rule_to_entry and audit_data_to_entry into kuids and kgids when appropriate. Convert the uid and gid field in struct audit_names to be of type kuid_t and kgid_t respectively, so that the new uid and gid comparators can be applied in a type safe manner. Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
2012-01-17audit: remove AUDIT_SETUP_CONTEXT as it isn't usedEric Paris
Audit contexts have 3 states. Disabled, which doesn't collect anything, build, which collects info but might not emit it, and record, which collects and emits. There is a 4th state, setup, which isn't used. Get rid of it. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2010-10-30audit: make functions staticStephen Hemminger
I was doing some namespace checks and found some simple stuff in audit that could be cleaned up. Make some functions static, and put const on make_reply payload arg. Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2010-07-28Audit: split audit watch KconfigEric Paris
Audit watch should depend on CONFIG_AUDIT_SYSCALL and should select FSNOTIFY. This splits the spagetti like mixing of audit_watch and audit_filter code so they can be configured seperately. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2010-07-28audit: do not get and put just to free a watchEric Paris
deleting audit watch rules is not currently done under audit_filter_mutex. It was done this way because we could not hold the mutex during inotify manipulation. Since we are using fsnotify we don't need to do the extra get/put pair nor do we need the private list on which to store the parents while they are about to be freed. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2010-07-28Audit: clean up the audit_watch splitEric Paris
No real changes, just cleanup to the audit_watch split patch which we done with minimal code changes for easy review. Now fix interfaces to make things work better. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2009-06-24Fix rule eviction order for AUDIT_DIRAl Viro
If syscall removes the root of subtree being watched, we definitely do not want the rules refering that subtree to be destroyed without the syscall in question having a chance to match them. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2009-06-23Audit: move audit_get_nd completely into audit_watchEric Paris
audit_get_nd() is only used by audit_watch and could be more cleanly implemented by having the audit watch functions call it when needed rather than making the generic audit rule parsing code deal with those objects. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2009-06-23audit: seperate audit inode watches into a subfileEric Paris
In preparation for converting audit to use fsnotify instead of inotify we seperate the inode watching code into it's own file. This is similar to how the audit tree watching code is already seperated into audit_tree.c Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <>
2009-01-04fixing audit rule ordering mess, part 1Al Viro
Problem: ordering between the rules on exit chain is currently lost; all watch and inode rules are listed after everything else _and_ exit,never on one kind doesn't stop exit,always on another from being matched. Solution: assign priorities to rules, keep track of the current highest-priority matching rule and its result (always/never). Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2008-04-28[PATCH 1/2] audit: move extern declarations to audit.hHarvey Harrison
Leave audit_sig_{uid|pid|sid} protected by #ifdef CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL. Noticed by sparse: kernel/audit.c:73:6: warning: symbol 'audit_ever_enabled' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:100:8: warning: symbol 'audit_sig_uid' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:101:8: warning: symbol 'audit_sig_pid' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:102:6: warning: symbol 'audit_sig_sid' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/audit.c:117:23: warning: symbol 'audit_ih' was not declared. Should it be static? kernel/auditfilter.c:78:18: warning: symbol 'audit_filter_list' was not declared. Should it be static? Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2008-04-19SELinux: use new audit hooks, remove redundant exportsAhmed S. Darwish
Setup the new Audit LSM hooks for SELinux. Remove the now redundant exported SELinux Audit interface. Audit: Export 'audit_krule' and 'audit_field' to the public since their internals are needed by the implementation of the new LSM hook 'audit_rule_known'. Signed-off-by: Casey Schaufler <> Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <> Acked-by: James Morris <>
2007-10-21[PATCH] audit: watching subtreesAl Viro
New kind of audit rule predicates: "object is visible in given subtree". The part that can be sanely implemented, that is. Limitations: * if you have hardlink from outside of tree, you'd better watch it too (or just watch the object itself, obviously) * if you mount something under a watched tree, tell audit that new chunk should be added to watched subtrees * if you umount something in a watched tree and it's still mounted elsewhere, you will get matches on events happening there. New command tells audit to recalculate the trees, trimming such sources of false positives. Note that it's _not_ about path - if something mounted in several places (multiple mount, bindings, different namespaces, etc.), the match does _not_ depend on which one we are using for access. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2007-07-16Audit: add TTY input auditingMiloslav Trmac
Add TTY input auditing, used to audit system administrator's actions. This is required by various security standards such as DCID 6/3 and PCI to provide non-repudiation of administrator's actions and to allow a review of past actions if the administrator seems to overstep their duties or if the system becomes misconfigured for unknown reasons. These requirements do not make it necessary to audit TTY output as well. Compared to an user-space keylogger, this approach records TTY input using the audit subsystem, correlated with other audit events, and it is completely transparent to the user-space application (e.g. the console ioctls still work). TTY input auditing works on a higher level than auditing all system calls within the session, which would produce an overwhelming amount of mostly useless audit events. Add an "audit_tty" attribute, inherited across fork (). Data read from TTYs by process with the attribute is sent to the audit subsystem by the kernel. The audit netlink interface is extended to allow modifying the audit_tty attribute, and to allow sending explanatory audit events from user-space (for example, a shell might send an event containing the final command, after the interactive command-line editing and history expansion is performed, which might be difficult to decipher from the TTY input alone). Because the "audit_tty" attribute is inherited across fork (), it would be set e.g. for sshd restarted within an audited session. To prevent this, the audit_tty attribute is cleared when a process with no open TTY file descriptors (e.g. after daemon startup) opens a TTY. See for a more detailed rationale document for an older version of this patch. [ build fix] Signed-off-by: Miloslav Trmac <> Cc: Al Viro <> Cc: Alan Cox <> Cc: Paul Fulghum <> Cc: Casey Schaufler <> Cc: Steve Grubb <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2007-05-11[PATCH] audit signal recipientsAmy Griffis
When auditing syscalls that send signals, log the pid and security context for each target process. Optimize the data collection by adding a counter for signal-related rules, and avoiding allocating an aux struct unless we have more than one target process. For process groups, collect pid/context data in blocks of 16. Move the audit_signal_info() hook up in check_kill_permission() so we audit attempts where permission is denied. Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-09-11[PATCH] audit: AUDIT_PERM supportAl Viro
add support for AUDIT_PERM predicate Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-07-01[PATCH] add rule filterkeyAmy Griffis
Add support for a rule key, which can be used to tie audit records to audit rules. This is useful when a watched file is accessed through a link or symlink, as well as for general audit log analysis. Because this patch uses a string key instead of an integer key, there is a bit of extra overhead to do the kstrdup() when a rule fires. However, we're also allocating memory for the audit record buffer, so it's probably not that significant. I went ahead with a string key because it seems more user-friendly. Note that the user must ensure that filterkeys are unique. The kernel only checks for duplicate rules. Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] log more info for directory entry change eventsAmy Griffis
When an audit event involves changes to a directory entry, include a PATH record for the directory itself. A few other notable changes: - fixed audit_inode_child() hooks in fsnotify_move() - removed unused flags arg from audit_inode() - added audit log routines for logging a portion of a string Here's some sample output. before patch: type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1149821605.320:26): arch=40000003 syscall=39 success=yes exit=0 a0=bf8d3c7c a1=1ff a2=804e1b8 a3=bf8d3c7c items=1 ppid=739 pid=800 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=ttyS0 comm="mkdir" exe="/bin/mkdir" subj=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 type=CWD msg=audit(1149821605.320:26): cwd="/root" type=PATH msg=audit(1149821605.320:26): item=0 name="foo" parent=164068 inode=164010 dev=03:00 mode=040755 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=root:object_r:user_home_t:s0 after patch: type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): arch=40000003 syscall=39 success=yes exit=0 a0=bfdd9c7c a1=1ff a2=804e1b8 a3=bfdd9c7c items=2 ppid=714 pid=777 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=ttyS0 comm="mkdir" exe="/bin/mkdir" subj=root:system_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c255 type=CWD msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): cwd="/root" type=PATH msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): item=0 name="/root" inode=164068 dev=03:00 mode=040750 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=root:object_r:user_home_dir_t:s0 type=PATH msg=audit(1149822032.332:24): item=1 name="foo" inode=164010 dev=03:00 mode=040755 ouid=0 ogid=0 rdev=00:00 obj=root:object_r:user_home_t:s0 Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] audit: path-based rulesAmy Griffis
In this implementation, audit registers inotify watches on the parent directories of paths specified in audit rules. When audit's inotify event handler is called, it updates any affected rules based on the filesystem event. If the parent directory is renamed, removed, or its filesystem is unmounted, audit removes all rules referencing that inotify watch. To keep things simple, this implementation limits location-based auditing to the directory entries in an existing directory. Given a path-based rule for /foo/bar/passwd, the following table applies: passwd modified -- audit event logged passwd replaced -- audit event logged, rules list updated bar renamed -- rule removed foo renamed -- untracked, meaning that the rule now applies to the new location Audit users typically want to have many rules referencing filesystem objects, which can significantly impact filtering performance. This patch also adds an inode-number-based rule hash to mitigate this situation. The patch is relative to the audit git tree:;a=summary and uses the inotify kernel API: Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] collect sid of those who send signals to auditdAl Viro
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-06-20[PATCH] fix deadlocks in AUDIT_LIST/AUDIT_LIST_RULESAl Viro
We should not send a pile of replies while holding audit_netlink_mutex since we hold the same mutex when we receive commands. As the result, we can get blocked while sending and sit there holding the mutex while auditctl is unable to send the next command and get around to receiving what we'd sent. Solution: create skb and put them into a queue instead of sending; once we are done, send what we've got on the list. The former can be done synchronously while we are handling AUDIT_LIST or AUDIT_LIST_RULES; we are holding audit_netlink_mutex at that point. The latter is done asynchronously and without messing with audit_netlink_mutex. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-05-01[PATCH] support for context based audit filtering, part 2Darrel Goeddel
This patch provides the ability to filter audit messages based on the elements of the process' SELinux context (user, role, type, mls sensitivity, and mls clearance). It uses the new interfaces from selinux to opaquely store information related to the selinux context and to filter based on that information. It also uses the callback mechanism provided by selinux to refresh the information when a new policy is loaded. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-03-20[PATCH] sem2mutex: audit_netlink_semIngo Molnar
Semaphore to mutex conversion. The conversion was generated via scripts, and the result was validated automatically via a script as well. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: David Woodhouse <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
2006-03-20[PATCH] audit string fields interface + consumerAmy Griffis
Updated patch to dynamically allocate audit rule fields in kernel's internal representation. Added unlikely() calls for testing memory allocation result. Amy Griffis wrote: [Wed Jan 11 2006, 02:02:31PM EST] > Modify audit's kernel-userspace interface to allow the specification > of string fields in audit rules. > > Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <> (cherry picked from 5ffc4a863f92351b720fe3e9c5cd647accff9e03 commit)
2006-03-20[PATCH] Fix audit record filtering with !CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALLDavid Woodhouse
This fixes the per-user and per-message-type filtering when syscall auditing isn't enabled. [AV: folded followup fix from the same author] Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>