Re: [PATCH 1/2] audit: fix NUL handling in untrusted strings

From: Eric Paris
Date: Thu Sep 11 2008 - 10:26:51 EST

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 00:23 +0200, Miloslav TrmaÄ wrote:
> From: Miloslav Trmac <mitr@xxxxxxxxxx>
> audit_string_contains_control() stops checking at the first NUL byte.
> If audit_string_contains_control() returns FALSE,
> audit_log_n_untrustedstring() submits the complete string - including
> the NUL byte and all following bytes, up to the specified maximum length
> - to audit_log_n_string(), which copies the data unchanged into the
> audit record.
> The audit record can thus contain a NUL byte (and some unchecked data
> after that). Because the user-space audit daemon treats audit records
> as NUL-terminated strings, an untrusted string that is shorter than the
> specified maximum length effectively terminates the audit record.
> This patch modifies audit_log_n_untrustedstring() to only log the data
> before the first NUL byte, if any.

I'm going to have to say NAK on this patch.

It's still not right looking at the other user,
audit_log_single_execve_arg(). An execve arg with a NULL could loose
the stuff after the NULL (not break the record like audit_tty) since the
execve uses %s rather than calling trusted string.

How about we change the meaning of audit_string_contains_control()
return values? If it returns positive that is the number of bytes in a
legitimate string up to the first null. -1 means it is hex. That
eliminates your code duplication and allows us to do the right thing in
both the generic untrusted_string code and the execve code.....


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