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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/28] SECURITY: Allow kernel services to override LSM settings for task actions [try #2]
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Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com> wrote:

> What sort of authorization are you thinking of? I would expect
> that to have been done by cachefileselinuxcontext (or
> cachefilesspiffylsmcontext) up in userspace. If you're going to
> rely on userspace applications for policy enforcement they need
> to be good enough to count on after all.

It can't be done in userspace, otherwise someone using the cachefilesd
interface can pass an arbitrary context up. The security context has to be
passed across the file descriptor attached to /dev/cachefiles along with the
other configuration parameters as a text string. This fd selects the
particular cache context that a particular instance of a running daemon is
using.

David


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