Bug 492166 - Problem with filtering based on auid
Problem with filtering based on auid
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: audit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Grubb
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Blocks: 557032
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Reported: 2009-03-25 13:38 EDT by Michal Marciniszyn
Modified: 2014-02-10 18:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 12:15:54 EDT
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Description Michal Marciniszyn 2009-03-25 13:38:00 EDT
Description of problem:
On PPC, i386 and s390 architecture, whenever an user gets auid -1 (i.e. cat /proc/self/ returns 4294967295) filtering of the syscalls based on auid=4294967295 does not work. OTOH it works with no problems on IA64, x86_64 and s390x.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get loginuid -1 on any of those arch.
2. auditctl -d exit,always -S <syscall> -F auid=4294967295
3. use the syscall
4. check that there is the log about the syscall in the /var/log/audit/audit.log

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use audit-test from kernel/security/audit, namely filter part, test process_attrs
Actual results:
No log about syscall whenever -F auid=4294967295 is present. Correct log message present when -F auid=4294967295 is ommited.

Expected results:
log about the syscall in /var/log/audit/audit.log

Additional info:
Whenever user has ordinary login_uid (like 0), then it works perfectly.

Log from s390 without auid in the filter:
type=SYSCALL,CWD,PATH msg=audit(1238000396.640:342): arch=80000016 syscall=5 success=yes exit=3 a0=7ffffa97 a1=8000 a2=0 a3=1 items=1 pid=23977 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 comm=cat exe=/bin/cat cwd=/mnt/testarea/tests/kernel/security/audit/audit-test/audit-test/filter/tests rdev=00:00 ouid=0 dev=fd:00 flags=101 mode=0100600 name=/tmp/tmp.pbCMb23963 ogid=0 inode=641999
Comment 1 Eric Paris 2009-03-25 15:41:41 EDT
we are looking at it, but for now, we know you can use auid=-1 to get what you want.
Comment 2 Steve Grubb 2009-03-25 15:59:30 EDT
The source of the problem is in libaudit.c:

@@ -641,7 +641,7 @@ int audit_rule_fieldpair(struct audit_ru
                        vlen = strlen(v);
                        if (isdigit((char)*(v)))
                                rule->values[rule->field_count] =
-                                       strtol(v, NULL, 0);
+                                       strtoul(v, NULL, 0);
                        else if (vlen >= 2 && *(v)=='-' &&
                                rule->values[rule->field_count] =

Need to build a new audit package. Btw, this same patch is needed in RHEL5 and rawhide.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2009-03-25 16:01:56 EDT
Since RHEL 4.8 External Beta has begun, and this bugzilla remains 
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as exception or 
Comment 9 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:15:54 EDT
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