Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 12:29:35 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258287 Bug ID: 258287 Summary: [jail] Easily exhaust host kernel's numvnodes or dp_dirty_total in a jail which may cause Dos attack Product: Base System Version: Unspecified Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Only Me Priority: --- Component: kern Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello，we find two underlying jails security issues to exhaust host's kernel's resources which may cause Dos attack. The first one is we can easily exhaust the host's `numvnodes` and reach the `maxvnodes` limit in a jail. Thecsecond one is we can keep produce dirty data in a jail and make the `dp_dirty_total` reachs `zfs_dirty_data_max` limit. As a result, other writing request may delay. Reproduction steps: 1. We set up jails following the FreeBSD's handbook. 2. Use `ezjail-admin create` commands to create a normal malicious jail. 3. For numvnodes, we just keep creating directories using `Mkdir` command in the malicious jail. Host's numvnodes will keep rising until it reach the maxvnodes limit. 4. For `dp_dirty_total`, we observed that the `zfs_dirty_data_max` limit is 800Mi, we keep writing data to a file at high speed. As a result, the host's `dp_dirty_total` will reach the `zfs_dirty_data_max` limit and cause other writing request being delayed. Although it seems that there is no serious performance and functional impact on host, I wonder if there should be some ways to limit the per-jail `vnodes` or `dp_dirty_total` like `rctl` which can avoid malicious jails to launch Dos attack. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.