Bug 1708202 - SCC admin policy sub-commands are broken [NEEDINFO]
Summary: SCC admin policy sub-commands are broken
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: oc
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: 4.4.0
Assignee: Sally
QA Contact: zhou ying
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-05-09 11:12 UTC by Standa Laznicka
Modified: 2020-05-04 11:13 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-05-04 11:12:48 UTC
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erich: needinfo? (vigoyal)

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2020:0581 0 None None None 2020-05-04 11:13:13 UTC

Description Standa Laznicka 2019-05-09 11:12:02 UTC
Description of problem:
In 4.1, the commands `oc adm policy add/remove-scc-*` are broken if applied on an SCC from the default SCC set - they have a very short-lived effect since the platform-provided SCCs are handled by the cluster version operator (CVO).

The aforementioned commands work by changing the Users/Groups fields of a specific SCC. If the SCC is one of the platform-provided, CVO will eventually stomp on the change and will revert it to platform-default

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged milan
2. wait a bit

Actual results:
User "milan" won't eventually be able to set up pods that would require the "privileged" SCC .

Expected results:
User "milan" can create privileged pods unless removed from the "privileged" SCC by some other user.

Additional info:

It is possible to create a cluster role that would allow the user "use" the "privileged" SCC. The process of creating the cluster role and role bindings to it is described in the official documentation: https://docs.openshift.com/container-platform/4.1/authentication/managing-security-context-constraints.html#role-based-access-to-ssc-configuring-internal-oauth

Comment 1 Standa Laznicka 2019-05-30 15:32:24 UTC

Comment 4 Maciej Szulik 2020-02-03 13:30:47 UTC
Sally, sync with Standa what needs to be done and let this ship in 4.4.

Comment 5 Sally 2020-02-27 19:00:56 UTC
I've confirmed with latest version `Cluster version is 4.5.0-0.ci-2020-02-27-004716` that this is no longer an issue.  I am able to:
$ oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged testuser, then create a privileged pod.  

Also, I confirmed I can:
$ oc adm policy remove-scc-from-user privileged testuser, then am no longer able to create the privileged pod.

Comment 8 zhou ying 2020-03-02 06:55:25 UTC
Confirmed with latest oc client, the issue has fixed:
[root@dhcp-140-138 v3-testfiles]# oc version -o yaml 
  buildDate: "2020-02-28T23:32:38Z"
  compiler: gc
  gitCommit: bc08a48555986f64165555efd2705eff7ef2de81
  gitTreeState: clean
  gitVersion: 4.4.0-202002282323-bc08a48
  goVersion: go1.13.4
  major: ""
  minor: ""
  platform: linux/amd64

[root@dhcp-140-138 home]# oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged  testuser-2
securitycontextconstraints.security.openshift.io/privileged added to: ["testuser-2"]

[yinzhou@localhost roottest]$  oc whoami 
[yinzhou@localhost roottest]$ oc get po  -o yaml |grep privi
      openshift.io/scc: privileged
        privileged: true

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2020-05-04 11:12:48 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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