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From: Paul Moore <>
To: Stephen Smalley <>
	James Morris <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] selinux: fix residual uses of current_security() for the SELinux blob
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2019 18:50:12 -0400
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On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:32 AM Stephen Smalley <> wrote:
> We need to use selinux_cred() to fetch the SELinux cred blob instead
> of directly using current->security or current_security().  There
> were a couple of lingering uses of current_security() in the SELinux code
> that were apparently missed during the earlier conversions. IIUC, this
> would only manifest as a bug if multiple security modules including
> SELinux are enabled and SELinux is not first in the lsm order. After
> this change, there appear to be no other users of current_security()
> in-tree; perhaps we should remove it altogether.
> Fixes: bbd3662a8348 ("Infrastructure management of the cred security blob")
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Smalley <>
> ---
>  security/selinux/hooks.c          |  2 +-
>  security/selinux/include/objsec.h | 20 ++++++++++----------
>  2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

Thanks Stephen, and everyone who reviewed/commented on the patch.
This looks fine to me too, and while it is a little late, I think
there is value in getting this into the next merge window so I've gone
ahead and merged this into selinux/next.

As far as removing current_security is concerned, I also agree that
removing it is probably a good idea.  Does anyone object if I merge a
follow-up patch via the SELinux tree (patch coming shortly)?

paul moore

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-04 14:32 Stephen Smalley
2019-09-04 15:16 ` Casey Schaufler
2019-09-04 15:31 ` Stephen Smalley
2019-09-04 16:46   ` John Johansen
2019-09-04 19:35 ` James Morris
2019-09-04 22:50 ` Paul Moore [this message]
2019-09-05 20:01   ` Stephen Smalley
2019-09-05 20:55     ` James Morris

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