Commit 68c4a4f8 authored by Sebastian Schmidt's avatar Sebastian Schmidt Committed by Tony Luck
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pstore: Honor dmesg_restrict sysctl on dmesg dumps

When the kernel.dmesg_restrict restriction is in place, only users with
CAP_SYSLOG should be able to access crash dumps (like: attacker is
trying to exploit a bug, watchdog reboots, attacker can happily read
crash dumps and logs).

This puts the restriction on console-* types as well as sensitive
information could have been leaked there.

Other log types are unaffected.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSebastian Schmidt <>
Acked-by: default avatarKees Cook <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarTony Luck <>
parent a28726b4
......@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/spinlock.h>
#include <linux/uaccess.h>
#include <linux/syslog.h>
#include "internal.h"
......@@ -120,6 +121,18 @@ static const struct seq_operations pstore_ftrace_seq_ops = {
.show = pstore_ftrace_seq_show,
static int pstore_check_syslog_permissions(struct pstore_private *ps)
switch (ps->type) {
return check_syslog_permissions(SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALL,
return 0;
static ssize_t pstore_file_read(struct file *file, char __user *userbuf,
size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
......@@ -138,6 +151,10 @@ static int pstore_file_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
int err;
const struct seq_operations *sops = NULL;
err = pstore_check_syslog_permissions(ps);
if (err)
return err;
if (ps->type == PSTORE_TYPE_FTRACE)
sops = &pstore_ftrace_seq_ops;
......@@ -174,6 +191,11 @@ static const struct file_operations pstore_file_operations = {
static int pstore_unlink(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry)
struct pstore_private *p = dentry->d_inode->i_private;
int err;
err = pstore_check_syslog_permissions(p);
if (err)
return err;
if (p->psi->erase)
p->psi->erase(p->type, p->id, p->count,
......@@ -48,5 +48,6 @@
int do_syslog(int type, char __user *buf, int count, bool from_file);
int check_syslog_permissions(int type, bool from_file);
#endif /* _LINUX_SYSLOG_H */
......@@ -480,7 +480,7 @@ static int syslog_action_restricted(int type)
static int check_syslog_permissions(int type, bool from_file)
int check_syslog_permissions(int type, bool from_file)
* If this is from /proc/kmsg and we've already opened it, then we've
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