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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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