apparmor breaks lxc-start-ephemeral (apparmor+overlayfs returns -EINVAL)

Bug #925028 reported by Gary Poster on 2012-02-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
lxc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ sudo lxc-create -t ubuntu -n precise -f /etc/lxc/local.conf -- -r precise -a i686 -b gary
$ sudo lxc-start-ephemeral -o precise
Setting up ephemeral container...
Starting up the container...
lxc-start: Invalid argument - failed to open /var/lib/lxc/precise-temp-P3RLwXk/config
lxc-start: failed to read configuration file

Workaround (thanks to wgrant):
$ sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.lxc-start /etc/apparmor.disable/usr.
usr.bin.firefox usr.sbin.rsyslogd
$ sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.lxc-start /etc/apparmor.d/d
$ sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.lxc-start
$ sudo lxc-start-ephemeral -o precise
Setting up ephemeral container...
Starting up the container...
precise-temp-JgTN0gj is running
You connect with the command:
    sudo lxc-console -n precise-temp-JgTN0gj
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: Cirrus Analog [Cirrus Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: gary 1953 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
 Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xe7480000 irq 21'
   Mixer name : 'Cirrus Logic CS4206'
   Components : 'HDA:10134206,106b4b00,00100301'
   Controls : 18
   Simple ctrls : 9
 Error: command ['sh', '-c', 'dmesg | comm -13 --nocheck-order /var/log/dmesg -'] failed with exit code 1: comm: /var/log/dmesg: Permission denied
 dmesg: write failed: Broken pipe
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,3
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
Package: lxc 0.7.5-3ubuntu16
PackageArchitecture: amd64
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-12-generic root=UUID=44d3af31-0b7b-42d9-a0ff-d3cfb63f282d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-12.21-generic 3.2.2
Tags: precise running-unity precise running-unity
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-12-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-23 (9 days ago)
UserGroups: libvirtd sudo
WifiSyslog: 06/15/09
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBP53.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151647
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag# Mac-F22587C8
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F22587C8
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP53.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151647:bd06/15/09:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro5,3:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F22587C8:rvr:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-F22587C8: MacBookPro5,3
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :

lxc-start: Invalid argument - failed to open /var/lib/lxc/pp1-temp-nZopjKs/config

type=AVC msg=audit(1328124899.479:187): apparmor="ALLOWED" operation="open" info="Failed name lookup" error=-22 parent=18229 profile="/usr/bin/lxc-start" name="" pid=18230 comm="lxc-start" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1328124899.479:187): arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=no exit=-22 a0=1b48120 a1=0 a2=1b6 a3=7fff7b243290 items=0 ppid=18229 pid=18230 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts1 ses=29 comm="lxc-start" exe="/usr/bin/lxc-start" key=(null)

But /var/lib/lxc/pp1-temp-nZopjKs/config does exist.

Changed in lxc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :

Oh, of course,

none on /var/lib/lxc/pp1-temp-nZopjKs type overlayfs (rw,upperdir=/tmp/lxc-lp-ncNu1hk,lowerdir=/var/lib/lxc/pp1)

Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :

There is apparently still a bug in overlayfs with apparmor. If I do

mkdir /tmp/lower
mount -t overlayfs -o rw,upperdir=/tmp/lower,lowerdir=/ overlay /mnt

I can ls /mnt and see the overlay of / jsut fine. Then I create /etc/apparmor.d/sergebashtest which contains:

#include <tunables/global>

/bin/bash2 flags=(attach_disconnected) {

  capability chown,
  capability dac_override,
  capability dac_read_search,
  capability fowner,
  capability fsetid,
  capability kill,
  capability setgid,
  capability setuid,
  capability setpcap,
  capability linux_immutable,
  capability net_bind_service,
  capability net_broadcast,
  capability net_admin,
  capability net_raw,
  capability ipc_lock,
  capability ipc_owner,
  capability sys_module,
  capability sys_rawio,
  capability sys_chroot,
  capability sys_ptrace,
  capability sys_pacct,
  capability sys_admin,
  capability sys_boot,
  capability sys_nice,
  capability sys_resource,
  capability sys_time,
  capability sys_tty_config,
  capability mknod,
  capability lease,
  capability audit_write,
  capability audit_control,
  capability setfcap,
  capability mac_override,
  capability mac_admin,
  capability syslog,

  / rwklix,
  /** rwklix,


and insert that with 'apparmor_parser /etc/apparmor.d/sergebashtest, and cp /bin/bash /bin/bash2.

Then I do /bin/bash2 and ls /mnt from there, and get:

root@sergelap:/etc/apparmor.d# ls /mnt
ls: cannot access /mnt: Invalid argument

though I can ls /tmp/lower and / just fine.

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

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Gary Poster (gary) wrote : Lspci.txt

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - apparmor breaks lxc-start-ephemeral
+ apparmor breaks lxc-start-ephemeral (apparmor+overlayfs returns -EINVAL)

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
tags: added: kernel-request-3.2.0-13.22
Gary Poster (gary) on 2012-02-03
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Gary Poster (gary) on 2012-02-03
tags: added: bot-stop-nagging
Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :

The new kernel for me fixes both this bug as well as bug 925024.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04-beta-1
tags: added: rls-p-tracking
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2012-02-17
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-02
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-2
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.2.0-18.28

linux (3.2.0-18.28) precise; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * ubuntu: AUFS -- adapt to the new changelog handling
  * ubuntu: AUFS -- sort out the relative header paths
  * ubuntu: AUFS -- update to d266b0c5d0693d6383976ee54b9e2c0fa9a3f5b0

  [ Chase Douglas ]

  * SAUCE: (drop after 3.3) HID: hid-magicmouse: Add pointer and buttonpad
    properties for Magic Trackpad
  * SAUCE: Input: synaptics - add second variant of two-button clickpad
  * SAUCE: Input: synapticss - Set buttonpad property for all clickpads

  [ Johannes Berg ]

  * SAUCE: iwlwifi: fix key removal
    - LP: #911059

  [ John Johansen ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix unpack of network tables."
  * Revert "SAUCE: AppArmor: Allow dfa backward compatibility with broken
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add mising end of structure test to caps unpacking
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix dropping of allowed operations that are force
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix underflow in xindex calculation
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: fix mapping of META_READ to audit and quiet flags
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix the error case for chroot relative path name
    - LP: #925028
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Retrieve the dentry_path for error reporting when path
    lookup fails
    - LP: #925028
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Minor cleanup of d_namespace_path to consolidate error
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Update dfa matching routines.
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Move path failure information into aa_get_name and
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Make chroot relative the default path lookup type
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add ability to load extended policy
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: basic networking rules
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add profile introspection file to interface
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add the ability to mediate mount
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add mount information to apparmorfs

  [ Kees Cook ]

  * SAUCE: AppArmor: refactor securityfs to use structures
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: add initial "features" directory to securityfs
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: add "file" details to securityfs
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: export known rlimit names/value mappings in securityfs

  [ Leann Ogasawara ]

  * Revert "[Config] Enable CONFIG_NVRAM=m"
    - LP: #942193
  * Rebase to v3.2.7
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUATECH2=m on arm and powerpc
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUATECH_USB2=m on arm and powerpc
  * [Config] Add CONFIG_NVRAM to config enforcer
    - LP: #942193
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_SCSI_IBMVSCSI=m for powerpc
    - LP: #943090
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_SCSI_IPR=m for powerpc
    - LP: #943090
  * provide ipmi udeb
    - LP: #942926
  * Rebase to v3.2.9
  * Add ibmveth to d-i/modules-powerpc/nic-modules
    - LP: #712188
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_SCSI_IBMVFC=m for powerpc
    - LP: #712188
  * Add ibmvfc and ibmvscsic to d-i/modules-powerpc/nic-modules
    - LP: #712188

  [ Seth Heasley ]

  * SAUCE: ALSA: hda - Add Lynx Point HD Audio Controller DeviceIDs
    - LP: #900119
  * SAUCE: ahci: AHCI-mode SATA patch for Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs
    - LP: #900119
  * SAUCE: ata_piix: IDE-mode SATA patch for Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs
    - LP: #900119


Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in lxc (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Confirmed → Invalid

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