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    SubjectRe: [patch] Syscall auditing - move "name=" field to the end
    * David Woodhouse (dwmw2@infradead.org) wrote:
    > On Wed, 2005-03-16 at 14:41 -0800, Chris Wright wrote:
    > > * Ondrej Zary (linux@rainbow-software.org) wrote:
    > > > This patch moves the "name=" field to the end of audit records. The
    > > > original placement is bad because it cannot be properly parsed. It is
    > > > impossible to tell if the name is "/bin/true" or "/bin/true inode=469634
    > > > dev=00:00" because the "inode=" and "dev=" fields can be omitted.
    >
    > Consider:
    >
    > open("/bin/true\naudit(1111008484.824:89346): ...", O_RDONLY);
    >
    > I don't think this patch is enough -- either we need to escape the text
    > completely or just dump it as hex instead of a string. One option would
    > be to dump it in quotes as a string if all chars in the string are in
    > the range 0x20-0x7e, and as hex otherwise. That slightly complicates the
    > parsing, but not by much, and still gives you plain text in the majority
    > of cases while protecting against abuse.

    Yes good point. I don't have a strong preference. Steve, are you
    working on processing log data, do you have a preference?

    thanks,
    -chris
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