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From: Chris Wright <>
To: "Serge E. Hallyn" <hallyn@CS.WM.EDU>
Subject: Re: PROBLEM: A Capability LSM Module serious bug
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 10:26:59 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>; from hallyn@CS.WM.EDU on Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 11:48:54AM -0500

* Serge E. Hallyn (hallyn@CS.WM.EDU) wrote:
> The main question is do we declare cap_effective to belong solely to
> capability.c, or do we want capability.c to trust previous LSM's
> computations of those values?  So, even with the current case, if we
> insmod, rmmod, then re-insmod capability, do we want to revoke all
> previous cap_* computations?

This is a common issue with the opaque blobs as well.

> It seems reasonable for it "belong" to capability.c (and I've heard of
> noone else wanting to use it).  I just don't think we've explicitly
> declared this to be the case.

Unfortunately, it's currently used by kernel proper.  So we need a
generic solution.

Linux Security Modules

      reply	other threads:[~2003-12-08 18:28 UTC|newest]

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2003-12-08 16:30     ` PROBLEM: A Capability LSM Module serious bug Serge E. Hallyn
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2003-12-08 16:48     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2003-12-08 18:26       ` Chris Wright [this message]

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