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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Smack: Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel
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Casey Schaufler (on Sat, 11 Aug 2007 10:57:31 -0700) wrote:
>Smack is the Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel.
>
> [snip]
>
>Smack defines and uses these labels:
>
> "*" - pronounced "star"
> "_" - pronounced "floor"
> "^" - pronounced "hat"
> "?" - pronounced "huh"
>
>The access rules enforced by Smack are, in order:
>
>1. Any access requested by a task labeled "*" is denied.
>2. A read or execute access requested by a task labeled "^"
> is permitted.
>3. A read or execute access requested on an object labeled "_"
> is permitted.
>4. Any access requested on an object labeled "*" is permitted.
>5. Any access requested by a task on an object with the same
> label is permitted.
>6. Any access requested that is explicitly defined in the loaded
> rule set is permitted.
>7. Any other access is denied.

Some security systems that have the concept of "no default access"
(task labeled "*") also allow access by those tasks but only if there
is an explicit rule giving access to the task. IOW, rule 6 is applied
before rule 1. In my experience this simplifies special cases where a
task should only have access to a very small set of resources. I'm
curious why smack goes the other way?

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