Re: [RFC 2/2] ima: Fix detection of read/write violations on stacked filesystems

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On Tue, 2024-04-16 at 16:46 +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2024 at 14:18, Mimi Zohar <zohar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Originally there was a single measureent unless the filesystem was mounted with
> > SB_I_VERSION.  With commit a2a2c3c8580a ("ima: Use i_version only when
> > filesystem supports it") this changed to always re-measure the file if the
> > filesystem wasn't mounted with SB_I_VERSION.
> Does the i_version get stored and compared only while the inode is in memory?
> In that case I think it should be possible to support a version number
> for the overlay inode.

i_version was insufficient to detect a file change for overlay.  Commit
b836c4d29f27 ("ima: detect changes to the backing overlay") also compares the
i_ino and s_dev as well.  Refer to

Here in this patch set we need to detect IMA read/write violations, based on the
i_readcount/i_writecount.  If an overlay file is opened for read, but the
backing file is already opened for write, the file measurement is
meaningless.  An "open-writers" violation needs to be generated; and the IMA
measurement list needs to be invalidated.



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