[PATCH] Support addiitional 'progname' tags

Stef Walter stefw at redhat.com
Fri Dec 12 08:50:39 PST 2014

On 12.12.2014 17:47, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-12-12 at 17:27 +0100, Stef Walter wrote:
>> On 11.12.2014 16:52, David Woodhouse wrote:
>>> There are cases where we want to use enable-in/disable-in options for a
>>> whole *class* of programs. Such as 'python' or 'p11-kit-proxy.so'.
>>> This adds an internal API for managing extra prognames, and fixes the
>>> enable-in/disable-in processing to handle them.
>> Thanks a lot much for doing the research and getting this patch together.
>>> The proxy module now sets an additional progname of 'p11-kit-proxy.so',
>>> and this can be used to control visibility of modules via the proxy
>>> regardless of the actual program name in argv[0].
>>> I'd also like p11-kit-proxy.so to take addtional 'extra prognames' via
>>> the init_args.pReserved pointer in C_Initialize(). But unfortunately we
>>> already processed the configuration in C_GetFunctionList() and decided
>>> which modules to load, so it's too late by then. We'll need some
>>> refactoring to make that possible.
>> Unfortunately (even though I may have suggested it) I think this
>> approach is a bit broken.
>> In particular if p11-kit-proxy.so is loaded in a process, then *all*
>> callers in that process (including for example gnutls) will get the
>> enable-in/disable-in applied as if they were using p11-kit-proxy.so
>> Can we pass an extra "p11-kit-proxy" progname into
>> p11_modules_load_inlock_reentrant() directly? That would solve this one
>> use case, and I think it's reasonable to only solve this rather than the
>> broader scope.
> It was actually "we are being loaded from NSS" that was the primary
> motivation here. We wanted to avoid loading the trust slots in the NSS
> case because we'll explicitly load libnssckbi.so (-> p11-kit-trust.so)
> there anyway.

That's true. But just to clarify it's not about avoiding loading the
trust slots anywhere in the process (eg: for other callers that are not
going via the proxy). It's about not including these modules in the
resulting list used by the proxy.


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