[linux-azure][PATCH] LP:#1864669 - [linux-azure] overlayfs regression - internal getxattr operations without sepolicy checking
Marcelo Henrique Cerri
marcelo.cerri at canonical.com
Thu Mar 26 14:51:09 UTC 2020
As bug description.
This patch was submitted to upstream as part of a bigger patchset that
proposes to fix several individual issues. Since the patchset is
currently stalled with no ETA to be accepted, I decided to backport
just the necessary fix.
4.15 required bigger changes since some of the affected pieces of code
were missing or were different than upstream and I applied the
equivalent changes to the corresponding area in that kernel. Besides
that, all patches required a small change to remove XATTR_NOSECURITY
since that was added by a previous patch on the same series.
That's a fix that potentially can be included to our master
kernels. But since that was requested for linux-azure I believe we can
introduce this fix first to linux-azure and to the master kernels on
the following cycle. That way we can reduce the regression potential.
I didn't include bionic:linux-azure, which is currently based on5.0,
to this submission because that kernel should move to 5.3 on the next
I've tested the affected scenario with the patched linux-azure kernel
and the results were positive.
Mark Salyzyn (1):
UBUNTU: SAUCE: overlayfs: internal getxattr operations without
fs/overlayfs/namei.c | 19 ++++++++++---------
fs/overlayfs/overlayfs.h | 7 +++++++
fs/overlayfs/util.c | 8 ++++----
3 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
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