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SubjectRe: [Umbrella-devel] Re: Getting full path from dentry in LSM hooks
On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 09:20, Kristian Sørensen wrote:
> E.g. if a root owned process is restricted from accessing /var/www, and
> the process is compromised by an attacker, no mater what he does, he
> would not be able to access this directory.

Control access to objects, not names. Assign security attributes to the
objects, and use those attributes in your access control checks, not a
useless pathname. Otherwise, your "security" system will always be
trivially bypassable.

Stephen Smalley <>
National Security Agency

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