Bug 1014707 - selinux policy to constrain docker containers
selinux policy to constrain docker containers
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-02 10:55 EDT by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:31 EDT (History)
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Description Matthew Miller 2013-10-02 10:55:37 EDT
Docker is an exciting new interface to containers on Fedora, but does not offer any particularly strong security. Having a great SELinux policy which keeps the container isolated would be very helpful to our users and compelling for people choosing an underlying platform for Docker.

I have no idea exactly what this would look like, but I know people who do. :)

Ideally, we would have either something which works with both libvirt-lxc or the sourceforge lxc fallback. Or, we should (as a separate issue) warn when using the fallback if that's not possible.
Comment 1 Andy Lutomirski 2013-11-26 20:05:55 EST
IIUC it does not currently use user namespaces, so it probably has very weak security indeed.  Enabling user namespaces would help (but uid 0 would have to be mapped through to make things look sane from outside).

Selinux is probably a good idea, too.  I wonder if it's possible to make selinux work right from inside the containers, too.
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2013-11-27 08:25:41 EST
Working on it, along with integration into libvirt.  Hopefully will work with docker .85.

I would like to see usernamespace turned on also, Security in layers.

Getting SELinux to work within the containers is more of a long range project.  Meaning we can prevent containers from interfering with the host machine or other containers using SELinux.  But using SELinux to isolate two different processes within a container is difficult.  For example if you have apache and mysql running within the same container, SELinux will run all processes with the same label, giving them the same rights.
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