Bug 1296705 - Constrain WebKitWebProcess
Constrain WebKitWebProcess
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Lukas Vrabec
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-01-07 18:12 EST by Michael Catanzaro
Modified: 2017-08-08 08:37 EDT (History)
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Description Michael Catanzaro 2016-01-07 18:12:43 EST
Description of problem: It would be nice if selinux-policy would constrain WebKitWebProcess and WebKitWebProcess2 in a similar manner to how it constrains the Firefox and Chrome plugin processes.

These processes are installed to /usr/libexec/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess and /usr/libexec/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess2.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2016-01-08 08:29:47 EST
We have been having a discussion on line about this.  I believe that we should combine the policy for mozilla_plugin_t chrome_sandbox_t into a signel web_plugin_t and then apply it to all webrowser plugins.

What do you guys think?

Michael  we would need to know where to apply the file context associated with WebKitWebProcess2.

To give you an idea of how this is done for chrome and firefox.

grep chrome /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts
/opt/google/chrome(/.*)?	system_u:object_r:bin_t:s0
/opt/google/chrome[^/]*/chrome-sandbox	--	system_u:object_r:chrome_sandbox_exec_t:s0
/opt/google/chrome[^/]*/nacl_helper_bootstrap	--	system_u:object_r:chrome_sandbox_nacl_exec_t:s0
/opt/google/chrome/.*\.so	--	system_u:object_r:textrel_shlib_t:s0
/usr/lib/chromium-browser/chrome-sandbox	--	system_u:object_r:chrome_sandbox_exec_t:s0
/opt/google/chrome/nacl_helper_bootstrap	--	system_u:object_r:chrome_sandbox_nacl_exec_t:s0
/usr/lib/chromium-browser/nacl_helper_bootstrap	--	system_u:object_r:chrome_sandbox_nacl_exec_t:s0

grep mozilla_plugin /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts
/usr/lib/xulrunner[^/]*/plugin-container	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped(/.*)?	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_rw_t:s0
/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npviewer.bin	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/bin/nspluginscan	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/bin/nspluginviewer	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/libexec/WebKitPluginProcess	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugin-config	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_config_exec_t:s0
Comment 2 Michael Catanzaro 2016-01-08 10:14:17 EST
WebKitPluginProcess and WebKitPluginProcess2 handle plugins from the same locations. WebKit checks the plugin for GTK+ symbols before loading it; if there are any GTK+ 2 symbols it launches WebKitPluginProcess2 to handle the plugin, otherwise it uses WebKitPluginProcess (which is linked to GTK+ 3, and would hang if it were to try to open something that is linked to GTK+ 2). So the file context should probably be the same for both of them, correct?

A couple thoughts:

/usr/libexec/WebKitPluginProcess	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0

This is the old location; it no longer exists there, but was moved to /usr/libexec/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess. Therefore I guess what we want is:

/usr/libexec/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0
/usr/libexec/webkit2gtk-4.0/WebKitPluginProcess2	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_exec_t:s0

Also, nspluginwrapper was removed from rawhide, so you probably don't need this rule going forward:

/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugin-config	--	system_u:object_r:mozilla_plugin_config_exec_t:s0

In case it matters, we load plugins from the following locations:

all directories in $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2016-01-15 12:39:05 EST

qt5-qtwebkit has

qt5-qtwebengine has

which could be constrained too (else, we can put that off for another day)
Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:44:07 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-09-27 11:05:56 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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