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SubjectRe: [patch 2/3] lsm: add bsdjail module
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On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 21:22, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Then they would have to check for an optional "selinux: " at the front
> of each security_setprocattr entry read in the kernel, in order to handle
> an lsm infrastructure change which might never be accepted into the kernel
> anyway. I suppose it's pretty trivial anyway, but then why would they
> bother...

The changes to libselinux and procps and any scripts that directly
access /proc/pid/attr to deal with multi-entry values would be more
important; changing the kernel to prepend "selinux: " on getprocattr and
to strip it on setprocattr would indeed be trivial (but one wonders
whether we can be confident that userspace will never try to pass one of
these multi-entry values read from /proc/pid/attr to another interface
that expects a single context, e.g. selinuxfs or
setxattr("security.selinux")).

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Stephen Smalley <sds@epoch.ncsc.mil>
National Security Agency

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