Bug 1908577 (CVE-2020-35501) - CVE-2020-35501 kernel: audit not logging access to syscall open_by_handle_at for users with CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH capability
Summary: CVE-2020-35501 kernel: audit not logging access to syscall open_by_handle_at ...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-35501
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 1933649 1933650 1933651 1935474 1935475 1935476 1935477 1935478 1936258 1938167
Blocks: 1899669 1937220
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Reported: 2020-12-17 04:43 UTC by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2023-09-26 14:57 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernels implementation of audit rules, where a syscall can unexpectedly not be correctly not be logged by the audit subsystem
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Description Wade Mealing 2020-12-17 04:43:33 UTC
A flaw was found in the kernel's audit by access permission feature which would not record open_by_handle_at syscalls.

This does not mean that a user is granted access to resources that they would not be able to.  This means that the audit log trail would not contain the log events of access.

Comment 2 Rohit Keshri 2020-12-21 10:07:38 UTC

Name: Felix Kosterhon (SECUINFRA GmbH)

Comment 16 Wade Mealing 2021-03-08 00:41:51 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1936258]

Comment 19 Wade Mealing 2021-03-10 05:35:24 UTC

This syscall can still be audited by using the 'syscall auditing feature' by passing open_by_handle_at to it in the rule.  Existing auditing ruleset requirements generally use this mechanism.

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