Capsicumize rtsol(8) and rtsold(8).


Capsicumize rtsol(8) and rtsold(8).

These programs parse ND6 Router Advertisement messages; rtsold(8) has
required an SA, SA-14:20.rtsold, for a bug in this code. Thus, they
are good candidates for sandboxing.

The approach taken is to run the main executable in capability mode
and use Casper services to provide functionality that cannot be
implemented within the sandbox. In particular, several custom services
were required.

  • A Casper service is used to send Router Solicitation messages on a raw ICMP6 socket. Initially I took the approach of creating a socket for each interface upon startup, and connect(2)ing it to the all-routers multicast group for the interface. This permits the use of sendmsg(2) in capability mode, but only works if the interface's link is up when rtsol(d) starts. So, instead, the rtsold.sendmsg service is used to transmit RS messages on behalf of the main process. One could alternately define a service which simply creates and connects a socket for each destination address, and returns the socket to the sandboxed process. However, to implement rtsold's -m option we also need to read the ND6 default router list, and this cannot be done in capability mode.
  • rtsold may execute resolvconf(8) in response to RDNSS and DNSSL options in received RA messages. A Casper service is used to fork and exec resolvconf(8), and to reap the child process.
  • A service is used to determine whether a given interface's link-local address is useable (i.e., not duplicated or undergoing DAD). This information is supplied by getifaddrs(3), which reads a sysctl not available in capability mode. The SIOCGIFCONF socket ioctl provides equivalent information and can be used in capability mode, but I decided against it for now because of some limitations of that interface.

In addition to these new services, cap_syslog(3) is used to send
messages to syslogd.

Reviewed by: oshogbo
Tested by: bz (previous versions)
MFC after: 2 months
Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D17572


markjJan 5 2019, 4:05 PM
Differential Revision
D17572: Run most of rtsold(8) and rtsol(8) in capability mode.
rS342787: Add a bounds check to the tws(4) passthrough ioctl handler.