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Re: [Virtio-fs] virtiofs mounted filesystems & SELinux



On Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 09:44:39AM -0400, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2021 at 10:14:24PM -0400, Link Dupont wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 3 2021 at 08:56:46 PM -0400, Link Dupont <link sub-pop net>
> > wrote:
> > >  reproducible scenarios
> > 
> > Alright. I reran my tests with a CentOS 8 guest. On CentOS 8 (with a
> > virtiofs filesystem and with xattr on), the type of files in the mounted
> > hierarchy are unlabeled_t. I can work around that by switching SELinux in
> > the guest to permissive or disabled.
> 
> cc Dan Walsh. I was discussing this with Dan Walsh yesterday in general.
> 
> In general, if we want to enable SELinux both on host and guest, then
> both host and guest should have same SELinux policy. Otherwise there
> will be lot of different kind of conflicts because both host and
> guest will try to work with same selinux label. I guess that in
> practice this will be very hard to achieve as people will run
> different host and guest flavors and these might have different
> policies.

Yeah, I think there's little to no chance of people keeping the
same SELinux policy in host/guest, except in very tightly controlled
narrow use cases where the host admin exerts direct control over
the precise guest config.


> So another option is to rename selinux xattr in virtiofs so that
> any selinux xattr coming from guest is saved as
> user.virtiofs.security.selinux xattr on host. That way host and guest
> can have their separate labels without interfering with each other.
> David Gilbert already has added support for this. I can't remember
> the exact syntax but you can figure it out from documentation here
> in xattr remappig section.

For general purpose virt usage, I think remapping in some way is
likely to be needed as the default strategy.

> https://github.com/qemu/qemu/blob/master/docs/tools/virtiofsd.rst
> 
> But I have question with selinux xattr remapping. What will happen
> to initial labels when fs is exported. I mean until and unless
> some process in guest labels all the exported files, they all
> with either be unlabeled or pick some generic label for all the
> files.

I'd say you need some mechanism to force a re-label inside the
guest. Normally a relabel will be done in /.autorelabel file
is present, or in certain other scenarios like selinux policy
RPM updates.

We wouldn't want to force a relabel neccesarily for the entire
FS if we're just hotplugging a new virtiofs export though. So
perhaps there's scope for supporting usage of a per-mount
point relabel trigger. eg Host creates $VIRTIOFS-ROOT/.autorelabel
and whenever the guest sees a new virtiofs export arriving, it
can look for $VIRTIOFS-MOUNT-POINT/.autorelabel

> Another option is, can we use a single label for whole of the
> virtiofs (using context=<label>) option in guest. That way nothing
> is saved in files as such. But this means that processes in guest
> can't have different selinux labels on different virtiofs dir/files.

Forcing a single label for the entire export is passable as a
fallback plan. This is what people have done for years with
NFS v3 mounts. It has annoying usage limitations though, so
if at all possible remapping is a preferrable approach.

> 
> Dan, what do you think?
> 
> Thanks
> Vivek
> 
> 
> > 
> > With a CentOS 7 guest, things get less usable. I digested this to a
> > reproducible scenario.
> > 
> > Build a disk image with `virt-builder`, configuring the CentOS Plus kernel
> > to get 9p support.
> > 
> > virt-builder centos-7.8 \
> > --root-password password:centos \
> > --output centos-7.8.qcow2 \
> > --install yum-utils \
> > --run-command 'yum-config-manager --enable centosplus' \
> > --run-command 'sed -ie "s/DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel/DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel-plus/"
> > /etc/sysconfig/kernel' \
> > --append-line '/etc/dracut.conf.d/virtio.conf:add_drivers+="virtio_scsi
> > virtio_pci virtio_console"' \
> > --append-line '/etc/modules-load.d/9pnet_virtio.conf:9pnet_virtio' \
> > --install kernel-plus \
> > --append-line '/etc/fstab:home /home 9p trans=virtio,version=9p2000.L 0 0'
> > 
> > Install the volume into the `default` pool.
> > 
> > sudo install -m644 centos-7.8.qcow2 /var/lib/libvirt/images
> > 
> > Next, define a domain using the disk image (using `virt-install` here for
> > "easy mode").
> > 
> > virt-install \
> > --import \
> > --os-variant centos7.0 \
> > --name centos \
> > --ram 2048 \
> > --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/centos-7.8.qcow2 \
> > --memorybacking access.mode=shared \
> > --filesystem source=/home,target=home,accessmode=passthrough \
> > --autoconsole none
> > 
> > Now with SELinux enforcing, I cannot list the contents of the directories in
> > the mounted hierarchy.
> > 
> > [root localhost ~]# ls -lZ /home/link
> > ls: cannot open directory /home/link: Permission denied
> > 
> > 
> > 
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> 

Regards,
Daniel
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