[PATCH v2 3/3] Azure: Add loop devices and CAP_SYS_ADMIN for sandbox test.py tests

Alper Nebi Yasak alpernebiyasak at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 16:07:30 CEST 2021

The filesystem test setup needs to prepare disk images for its tests,
with either guestmount or loop mounts. The former requires access to the
host fuse device (added in a previous patch), the latter requires access
to host loop devices. Both mounts also need additional privileges since
docker's default configuration prevents the containers from mounting
filesystems (for host security).

Add any available loop devices to the container and try to add as few
privileges as possible to run these tests, which narrow down to adding
SYS_ADMIN capability and disabling apparmor confinement. However, this
much still seems to be insecure enough to let malicious container
processes escape as root on the host system [1].

[1] https://blog.trailofbits.com/2019/07/19/understanding-docker-container-escapes/

Since the mentioned tests are marked to run only on the sandbox board,
add these additional devices and privileges only when testing with that.

An alternative to using mounts is modifying the filesystem tests to use
virt-make-fs (like some EFI tests do), but it fails to generate a
partitionless FAT filesystem image on Debian systems. Other more
feasible alternatives are using guestfish or directly using libguestfs
Python bindings to create and populate the images, but switching the
test setups to these is nontrivial and is left as future work.

Signed-off-by: Alper Nebi Yasak <alpernebiyasak at gmail.com>

Changes in v2:
- Always pass in /dev/fuse to Azure's docker run invocation.
- Remove "and some EFI tests" from comment (no longer applies to that
  block of code).

 .azure-pipelines.yml | 16 +++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/.azure-pipelines.yml b/.azure-pipelines.yml
index 976868dd2eb7..e36a27c97d56 100644
--- a/.azure-pipelines.yml
+++ b/.azure-pipelines.yml
@@ -318,8 +318,22 @@ jobs:
           # as sandbox testing need create files like spi flash images, etc.
           # (TODO: clean up this in the future)
           chmod 777 .
+          # Filesystem tests need extra docker args to run
+          set --
+          if [[ "${TEST_PY_BD}" == "sandbox" ]]; then
+              # mount -o loop needs the loop devices
+              if modprobe loop; then
+                  for d in $(find /dev -maxdepth 1 -name 'loop*'); do
+                      set -- "$@" --device $d:$d
+                  done
+              fi
+              # Needed for mount syscall (for guestmount as well)
+              set -- "$@" --cap-add SYS_ADMIN
+              # Default apparmor profile denies mounts
+              set -- "$@" --security-opt apparmor=unconfined
+          fi
           # Some tests using libguestfs-tools need the fuse device to run
-          docker run --device /dev/fuse:/dev/fuse -v $PWD:$(work_dir) $(ci_runner_image) /bin/bash $(work_dir)/test.sh
+          docker run "$@" --device /dev/fuse:/dev/fuse -v $PWD:$(work_dir) $(ci_runner_image) /bin/bash $(work_dir)/test.sh
   - job: build_the_world
     displayName: 'Build the World'

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