[wily/master-next,5/7] KEYS: Don't permit request_key() to construct a new keyring
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Message ID 1449068377-21867-6-git-send-email-apw@canonical.com
State New
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Andy Whitcroft Dec. 2, 2015, 2:59 p.m. UTC
From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>

If request_key() is used to find a keyring, only do the search part - don't
do the construction part if the keyring was not found by the search.  We
don't really want keyrings in the negative instantiated state since the
rejected/negative instantiation error value in the payload is unioned with
keyring metadata.

Now the kernel gives an error:

	request_key("keyring", "#selinux,bdekeyring", "keyring", KEY_SPEC_USER_SESSION_KEYRING) = -1 EPERM (Operation not permitted)

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>

(cherry picked from commit 911b79cde95c7da0ec02f48105358a36636b7a71)
BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1508856
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
 security/keys/request_key.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/security/keys/request_key.c b/security/keys/request_key.c
index 486ef6f..0d62531 100644
--- a/security/keys/request_key.c
+++ b/security/keys/request_key.c
@@ -440,6 +440,9 @@  static struct key *construct_key_and_link(struct keyring_search_context *ctx,
+	if (ctx->index_key.type == &key_type_keyring)
+		return ERR_PTR(-EPERM);
 	user = key_user_lookup(current_fsuid());
 	if (!user)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);