path: root/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
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authorDavid Howells <>2019-08-19 17:18:02 -0700
committerJames Morris <>2019-08-19 21:54:17 -0700
commit5496197f9b084f086cb410dd566648b0896fcc74 (patch)
treefad7492c0d46946fd17ba5bb3768a7467fead8d2 /security/lockdown/lockdown.c
parent29d3c1c8dfe752c01b7115ecd5a3142b232a38e1 (diff)
debugfs: Restrict debugfs when the kernel is locked down
Disallow opening of debugfs files that might be used to muck around when the kernel is locked down as various drivers give raw access to hardware through debugfs. Given the effort of auditing all 2000 or so files and manually fixing each one as necessary, I've chosen to apply a heuristic instead. The following changes are made: (1) chmod and chown are disallowed on debugfs objects (though the root dir can be modified by mount and remount, but I'm not worried about that). (2) When the kernel is locked down, only files with the following criteria are permitted to be opened: - The file must have mode 00444 - The file must not have ioctl methods - The file must not have mmap (3) When the kernel is locked down, files may only be opened for reading. Normal device interaction should be done through configfs, sysfs or a miscdev, not debugfs. Note that this makes it unnecessary to specifically lock down show_dsts(), show_devs() and show_call() in the asus-wmi driver. I would actually prefer to lock down all files by default and have the the files unlocked by the creator. This is tricky to manage correctly, though, as there are 19 creation functions and ~1600 call sites (some of them in loops scanning tables). Signed-off-by: David Howells <> cc: Andy Shevchenko <> cc: cc: cc: Matthew Garrett <> cc: Thomas Gleixner <> Cc: Greg KH <> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <> Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/lockdown/lockdown.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/security/lockdown/lockdown.c b/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
index 3d7b1039457b..edd1fff0147d 100644
--- a/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
+++ b/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ static char *lockdown_reasons[LOCKDOWN_CONFIDENTIALITY_MAX+1] = {
[LOCKDOWN_TIOCSSERIAL] = "reconfiguration of serial port IO",
[LOCKDOWN_MODULE_PARAMETERS] = "unsafe module parameters",
[LOCKDOWN_MMIOTRACE] = "unsafe mmio",
+ [LOCKDOWN_DEBUGFS] = "debugfs access",
[LOCKDOWN_KCORE] = "/proc/kcore access",
[LOCKDOWN_KPROBES] = "use of kprobes",