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authorDavidlohr Bueso <>2018-04-10 16:35:30 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2018-04-11 10:28:37 -0700
commit23c8cec8cf679b10997a512abb1e86f0cedc42ba (patch)
tree6c4e7044aef117bf202b06210fbae71fa0229889 /ipc
parenta280d6dc77eb6002f269d58cd47c7c7e69b617b6 (diff)
ipc/msg: introduce msgctl(MSG_STAT_ANY)
There is a permission discrepancy when consulting msq ipc object metadata between /proc/sysvipc/msg (0444) and the MSG_STAT shmctl command. The later does permission checks for the object vs S_IRUGO. As such there can be cases where EACCESS is returned via syscall but the info is displayed anyways in the procfs files. While this might have security implications via info leaking (albeit no writing to the msq metadata), this behavior goes way back and showing all the objects regardless of the permissions was most likely an overlook - so we are stuck with it. Furthermore, modifying either the syscall or the procfs file can cause userspace programs to break (ie ipcs). Some applications require getting the procfs info (without root privileges) and can be rather slow in comparison with a syscall -- up to 500x in some reported cases for shm. This patch introduces a new MSG_STAT_ANY command such that the msq ipc object permissions are ignored, and only audited instead. In addition, I've left the lsm security hook checks in place, as if some policy can block the call, then the user has no other choice than just parsing the procfs file. Link: Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <> Reported-by: Robert Kettler <> Cc: Eric W. Biederman <> Cc: Kees Cook <> Cc: Manfred Spraul <> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <> Cc: Michal Hocko <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/msg.c b/ipc/msg.c
index 114a211..56fd1c7 100644
--- a/ipc/msg.c
+++ b/ipc/msg.c
@@ -497,14 +497,14 @@ static int msgctl_stat(struct ipc_namespace *ns, int msqid,
memset(p, 0, sizeof(*p));
- if (cmd == MSG_STAT) {
+ if (cmd == MSG_STAT || cmd == MSG_STAT_ANY) {
msq = msq_obtain_object(ns, msqid);
if (IS_ERR(msq)) {
err = PTR_ERR(msq);
goto out_unlock;
id = msq->;
- } else {
+ } else { /* IPC_STAT */
msq = msq_obtain_object_check(ns, msqid);
if (IS_ERR(msq)) {
err = PTR_ERR(msq);
@@ -512,9 +512,14 @@ static int msgctl_stat(struct ipc_namespace *ns, int msqid,
- err = -EACCES;
- if (ipcperms(ns, &msq->q_perm, S_IRUGO))
- goto out_unlock;
+ /* see comment for SHM_STAT_ANY */
+ if (cmd == MSG_STAT_ANY)
+ audit_ipc_obj(&msq->q_perm);
+ else {
+ err = -EACCES;
+ if (ipcperms(ns, &msq->q_perm, S_IRUGO))
+ goto out_unlock;
+ }
err = security_msg_queue_msgctl(&msq->q_perm, cmd);
if (err)
@@ -572,6 +577,7 @@ long ksys_msgctl(int msqid, int cmd, struct msqid_ds __user *buf)
return err;
case MSG_STAT: /* msqid is an index rather than a msg queue id */
+ case MSG_STAT_ANY:
case IPC_STAT:
err = msgctl_stat(ns, msqid, cmd, &msqid64);
if (err < 0)
@@ -690,6 +696,7 @@ long compat_ksys_msgctl(int msqid, int cmd, void __user *uptr)
case IPC_STAT:
case MSG_STAT:
+ case MSG_STAT_ANY:
err = msgctl_stat(ns, msqid, cmd, &msqid64);
if (err < 0)
return err;
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