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* [PATCH 0/3] fanotify: Allow user space to pass back additional audit info
@ 2020-09-30 16:12 Steve Grubb
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From: Steve Grubb @ 2020-09-30 16:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-fsdevel, Jan Kara, linux-audit, Paul Moore; +Cc: Amir Goldstein

The Fanotify API can be used for access control by requesting permission
event notification. The user space tooling that uses it may have a
complicated policy that inherently contains additional context for the
decision. If this information were available in the audit trail, policy
writers can close the loop on debugging policy. Also, if this additional
information were available, it would enable the creation of tools that
can suggest changes to the policy similar to how audit2allow can help
refine labeled security.

This patch defines 2 bit maps within the response variable returned from
user space on a permission event. The first field is 3 bits for the 
context type. The context type will describe what the meaning is of the
second bit field. The audit system will separate the pieces and log them

The audit function was updated to log the additional information in the
AUDIT_FANOTIFY record. The following is an example of the new record

type=FANOTIFY msg=audit(1600385147.372:590): resp=2 ctx_type=1 fan_ctx=17

Steve Grubb (3):
  fanotify: Ensure consistent variable type for response
  fanotify: define bit map fields to hold response decision context
  fanotify: Allow audit to use the full permission event response

 fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify.c      |  5 ++---
 fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify.h      |  2 +-
 fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c | 11 +++--------
 include/linux/fanotify.h           |  5 +++++
 include/uapi/linux/fanotify.h      | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/auditsc.c                   |  7 +++++--
 6 files changed, 47 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)


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