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From: Paul Moore <>
To: Richard Guy Briggs <>
Cc: Linux-Audit Mailing List <>,
	LKML <>,,,
	Ondrej Mosnacek <>,,,
	Eric Paris <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH ghak25 v6a] audit: add subj creds to NETFILTER_CFG record to cover async unregister
Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 18:24:23 -0400
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On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 2:47 PM Richard Guy Briggs <> wrote:
> Some table unregister actions seem to be initiated by the kernel to
> garbage collect unused tables that are not initiated by any userspace
> actions.  It was found to be necessary to add the subject credentials to
> cover this case to reveal the source of these actions.  A sample record:
> The uid, auid, tty, ses and exe fields have not been included since they
> are in the SYSCALL record and contain nothing useful in the non-user
> context.
> Here are two sample orphaned records:
>   type=NETFILTER_CFG msg=audit(2020-05-20 12:14:36.505:5) : table=filter family=ipv4 entries=0 op=register pid=1 subj=kernel comm=swapper/0
>   type=NETFILTER_CFG msg=audit(2020-05-20 12:15:27.701:301) : table=nat family=bridge entries=0 op=unregister pid=30 subj=system_u:system_r:kernel_t:s0 comm=kworker/u4:1
> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <>

Merged into audit/next, thanks Richard.

paul moore

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2020-05-20 18:47 Richard Guy Briggs
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