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From: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@huawei.com>
To: Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
Cc: "selinux@vger.kernel.org" <selinux@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org" 
	<linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org>,
	initramfs <initramfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	Silviu Vlasceanu <Silviu.Vlasceanu@huawei.com>
Subject: RE: [GIT PULL] SELinux patches for v5.5
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 07:57:27 +0000
Message-ID: <48156b9a11844d5b98ea960fd1351872@huawei.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <16ec989f948.27df.85c95baa4474aabc7814e68940a78392@paul-moore.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org [mailto:owner-linux-
> security-module@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Paul Moore
> Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:15 AM
> To: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
> Cc: selinux@vger.kernel.org; linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org;
> Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@huawei.com>; initramfs
> <initramfs@vger.kernel.org>
> Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] SELinux patches for v5.5
> 
> On December 2, 2019 9:00:35 PM Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2019-12-02 at 15:04 -0500, Paul Moore wrote:
> >> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:58 AM Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
> wrote:
> >>> [Truncated Cc list, adding Roberto and the initramfs mailing list]
> >>>
> >>> Hi Paul,
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, 2019-11-26 at 16:24 -0500, Paul Moore wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> - Allow file labeling before the policy is loaded.  This should ease
> >>>> some of the burden when the policy is initially loaded (no need to
> >>>> relabel files), but it should also help enable some new system
> >>>> concepts which dynamically create the root filesystem in the initrd.
> >>>
> >>> Any chance you're planning on using Roberto's patches for including
> >>> security xattrs in the initramfs?[1]
> >>> [1] https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-initramfs/msg04771.html
> >>
> >> I'm assuming you're not asking about me personally? ;)
> >
> > No, of course not.  I was wondering if "help enable some new system
> > concepts which dynamically create the root filesystem in the initrd"
> > adds SELinux labels on the root filesystem.
> 
> Once again, that is more of a distro specific question.

If recent changes allow file labeling before the SELinux policy is loaded,
I think it would help the mechanism I developed. The SELinux label,
IMA/EVM signature can be included in the ram disk (standard CPIO image),
in a special file named METADATA!!! that follows the file xattrs are applied to.

Roberto

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-26 21:24 Paul Moore
2019-12-01  1:40 ` pr-tracker-bot
2019-12-02 15:58 ` Mimi Zohar
2019-12-02 20:04   ` Paul Moore
2019-12-03  2:00     ` Mimi Zohar
2019-12-03  2:14       ` Paul Moore
2019-12-03  7:57         ` Roberto Sassu [this message]

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