1. 16 Apr, 2008 1 commit
  2. 08 Apr, 2008 1 commit
    • Jim Li's avatar
      add support for Solaris platform · 00b85cf3
      Jim Li authored
      Add support for Solaris platform. The patch contains some implement
      for GNU library extentsion function which isn't support by Solaris,
      for instance, vasprintf(), strndup(), clearenv(), and clearenv(). Also
      rewriting some code which Sun compiler doesn't support, such as empty
      union name.
  3. 07 Dec, 2007 2 commits
    • David Zeuthen's avatar
    • David Zeuthen's avatar
      add constraints for exe and SELinux context when granting an authorization · a8e46ceb
      David Zeuthen authored
      The way it works is that added constraints now look like this
      or if not using SELinux like this
      This is a bit icky to implement for mechanisms, like HAL, running as
      an unprivileged user. The problem is that we can't resolve the symlink
      /proc/pid/exe. On the other hands such mechanisms has the
      authorization org.freedesktop.policykit.read already. So use that.
      Note that this is what some people call snake-oil. The reason is in the
      docs for polkit_sysdeps_get_pid_for_exe(); copying it here so I can point
      people to this commit in the future
        Get the name of the binary a given process was started from.
        Note that this is not necessary reliable information and as such
        shouldn't be relied on 100% to make a security decision. In fact,
        this information is only trustworthy in situations where the given
        binary is securely locked down meaning that 1) it can't be
        ptrace(2)'d; 2) libc secure mode kicks in (e.g LD_PRELOAD won't
        work); 3) there are no other attack vectors (e.g. GTK_MODULES, X11,
        CORBA, D-Bus) to patch running code into the process.
        In other words: the risk of relying on constraining an authorization
        to the output of this function is high. Suppose that the program
        /usr/bin/gullible obtains an authorization via authentication for
        the action org.example.foo. We add a constraint to say that the
        gained authorization only applies to processes for whom
        /proc/pid/exe points to /usr/bin/gullible. Now enter
        /usr/bin/evil. It knows that the program /usr/bin/gullible is not
        "securely locked down" (per the definition in the above
        paragraph). So /usr/bin/evil simply sets LD_PRELOAD and execs
        /usr/bin/gullible and it can now run code in a process where
        /proc/pid/exe points to /usr/bin/gullible. Thus, the recently gained
        authorization for org.example.foo applies. Also, /usr/bin/evil could
        use a host of other attack vectors to run it's own code under the
        disguise of pretending to be /usr/bin/gullible.
        Specifically for interpreted languages like Python and Mono it is
        the case that /proc/pid/exe always points to /usr/bin/python
        resp. /usr/bin/mono. Thus, it's not very useful to rely on that the
        result for this function if you want to constrain an authorization
        to e.g. /usr/bin/tomboy or /usr/bin/banshee.
      However. Once we have a framework for running secure desktop apps this
      will start to make sense. Such a framework includes securing X (using
      e.g. XACE with SELinux) and making the UI toolkit secure as well. It's
      a lot of work.
      Until then these constraints at least makes it harder to for malicious
      apps to abuse PolicyKit authorizations gained by other users.
  4. 06 Dec, 2007 1 commit
  5. 28 Nov, 2007 1 commit
  6. 12 Nov, 2007 1 commit
  7. 10 Nov, 2007 1 commit
    • David Zeuthen's avatar
      split utility bits into a private statically linked library · cd68aa0a
      David Zeuthen authored
      getting closer...
      $ grep glib *.c
      polkit-authorization.c:#include <glib.h>
      polkit-authorization-db.c:#include <glib.h>
      polkit-authorization-db-dummy.c:#include <glib.h>
      polkit-config.c:#include <glib.h>
      polkit-context.c:#include <glib.h>
      polkit-sysdeps.c:#include <glib.h>
  8. 09 Nov, 2007 2 commits
  9. 08 Nov, 2007 1 commit
  10. 29 Oct, 2007 1 commit
  11. 28 Oct, 2007 1 commit
    • David Zeuthen's avatar
      rewrite authorization database and polkit-grant (now known as polkit-auth) · bed2fe1c
      David Zeuthen authored
       - Rename polkit-list-actions to polkit-action.
       - Add a bash completion script to the polkit commandline tools.
      Authorizations are no longer world-readable. So for this to work with
      hal you now need to do this as root
       # polkit-auth --user haldaemon --grant org.freedesktop.policykit.read
      Distributions needs to do this in the %post scripts or similar.
      Sorry for this huge monster patch.