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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Extended Attributes for Security Modules against 2.5.68
    * Stephen Smalley ( wrote:
    > On Thu, 2003-04-24 at 09:03, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > > Hmm, what would you think of changing the xattr_trusted security
    > > model to fit your needs? It's so far unused outside XFS and there's
    > > maybe a chance changing it.
    > It would require removing the capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN) checks from the
    > xattr_trusted.c handler and implementing them in the capabilities
    > security module (and corresponding superuser tests in the dummy security
    > module) via the inode_setxattr and inode_getxattr hook functions. This
    > would then permit security modules to implement their own permission
    > checking logic for getxattr and setxattr calls for their attributes, and
    > it would allow security modules to internally call the getxattr and
    > setxattr inode operations without being subjected to these checks in
    > order to manage the attributes.

    Or perhaps introducing some of the CAP_MAC_* bits. In either case, it'd
    be nice to reuse xattr_trusted if possible, IMHO.

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