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From: Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>
To: John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com>
Cc: selinux@vger.kernel.org, linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-audit@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/4] lsm: separate security_task_getsecid() into subjective and objective variants
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 20:55:21 -0500
Message-ID: <CAHC9VhRmsc9K9EAbzsw0_oXETFu9VWN7+KrYxVUt4FLOPpSHRw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <df8827b4-7844-7ab3-9e09-0c116bcfd6e3@canonical.com>

On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 8:03 PM John Johansen
<john.johansen@canonical.com> wrote:
> On 2/19/21 3:29 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> > Of the three LSMs that implement the security_task_getsecid() LSM
> > hook, all three LSMs provide the task's objective security
> > credentials.  This turns out to be unfortunate as most of the hook's
> > callers seem to expect the task's subjective credentials, although
> > a small handful of callers do correctly expect the objective
> > credentials.
> >
> > This patch is the first step towards fixing the problem: it splits
> > the existing security_task_getsecid() hook into two variants, one
> > for the subjective creds, one for the objective creds.
> >
> >   void security_task_getsecid_subj(struct task_struct *p,
> >                                  u32 *secid);
> >   void security_task_getsecid_obj(struct task_struct *p,
> >                                 u32 *secid);
> >
> > While this patch does fix all of the callers to use the correct
> > variant, in order to keep this patch focused on the callers and to
> > ease review, the LSMs continue to use the same implementation for
> > both hooks.  The net effect is that this patch should not change
> > the behavior of the kernel in any way, it will be up to the latter
> > LSM specific patches in this series to change the hook
> > implementations and return the correct credentials.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com>

Thanks John, I know you're swamped these days.

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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-19 23:28 [RFC PATCH 0/4] Split security_task_getsecid() into subj and obj variants Paul Moore
2021-02-19 23:29 ` [RFC PATCH 1/4] lsm: separate security_task_getsecid() into subjective and objective variants Paul Moore
2021-02-20  2:55   ` James Morris
2021-02-20 14:44     ` Paul Moore
2021-03-04 10:04       ` Jeffrey Vander Stoep
2021-03-04 23:43         ` Paul Moore
2021-03-10  8:21           ` Jeffrey Vander Stoep
2021-03-11  1:56             ` Paul Moore
2021-02-21 12:51   ` John Johansen
2021-02-21 22:09     ` Paul Moore
2021-03-04  0:44     ` Paul Moore
2021-03-10  0:28       ` Paul Moore
2021-03-10  3:09         ` John Johansen
2021-02-24 16:49   ` Mimi Zohar
2021-03-08 19:25   ` Richard Guy Briggs
2021-03-10  0:23     ` Paul Moore
2021-03-10  1:03   ` John Johansen
2021-03-11  1:55     ` Paul Moore [this message]
2021-02-19 23:29 ` [RFC PATCH 2/4] selinux: clarify task subjective and objective credentials Paul Moore
2021-02-21 12:55   ` John Johansen
2021-03-08 19:26   ` Richard Guy Briggs
2021-03-10  3:05   ` John Johansen
2021-03-11  4:32     ` Paul Moore
2021-03-17 22:56       ` Paul Moore
2021-02-19 23:29 ` [RFC PATCH 3/4] smack: differentiate between subjective and objective task credentials Paul Moore
2021-02-21 12:56   ` John Johansen
2021-03-08 19:26   ` Richard Guy Briggs
2021-03-10  1:04   ` John Johansen
2021-02-19 23:29 ` [RFC PATCH 4/4] apparmor: " Paul Moore
2021-02-21 12:57   ` John Johansen
2021-02-21 22:12     ` Paul Moore
2021-02-20  1:49 ` [RFC PATCH 0/4] Split security_task_getsecid() into subj and obj variants Casey Schaufler
2021-02-20 14:41   ` Paul Moore
2021-02-22 23:58     ` Casey Schaufler
2021-02-23 14:14       ` Mimi Zohar
2021-02-24  0:03         ` Paul Moore
2021-03-04  0:46       ` Paul Moore
2021-03-04  2:21         ` Casey Schaufler
2021-03-04 23:41           ` Paul Moore

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