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SubjectRe: About ACL for IPC Object
zhou peng wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have added ACL support to POSIX msg queue on linux kernel 2.6.32.
> Casey Schaufler, would you or anyone like review the patch for me please?
>

I didn't see anything horribly wrong, but I have not tested it.
Christoph's comments should be heeded.

> The patch is attached.
>

Please include patches inline. It is much easier to make specific
comments that way and it is The Way We Do Things.

> Best,
>
> 2010/1/21 Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>:
>
>> zhou peng wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> There are ACL in file system, but why there are no ACL implementation
>>> in IPC object, eg. shm, message queue, FIFO?
>>>
>>>
>> Most people haven't noticed that IPC objects are even there, much less
>> that they have mode bits and not ACLs. Even when we were doing security
>> evaluations on Unix boxes in the 1990's they were considered insufficiently
>> interesting to justify the additional work to do ACLs.
>>
>> If you really want ACLs on IPC objects it would make a dandy little
>> project for a summer. I would be happy to review patches.
>>
>>
>>> Is there any fine grained granting in ipc object just like in file object?
>>>
>>>
>> As Stephen Smalley points out, you can do it with SELinux, although
>> that it rather like driving a thumbtack with a bulldozer.
>>
>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Best
>>>
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