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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] EVM
    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:49:40 -0400 Mimi Zohar wrote:

    > Extended Verification Module(EVM) detects offline tampering of the
    > security extended attributes (e.g. security.selinux, security.SMACK64,
    > security.ima), which is the basis for LSM permission decisions and,
    > with this set of patches, integrity appraisal decisions. To detect
    > offline tampering of the extended attributes, EVM maintains an
    > HMAC-sha1 across a set of security extended attributes, storing the
    > HMAC as the extended attribute 'security.evm'. To verify the integrity
    > of an extended attribute, EVM exports evm_verifyxattr(), which
    > re-calculates the HMAC and compares it with the version stored in
    > 'security.evm'.
    > Much appreciation to Dave Hansen, Serge Hallyn, and Matt Helsley for
    > reviewing the patches.
    > Mimi
    > Mimi Zohar (14):
    > integrity: move ima inode integrity data management
    > security: move LSM xattrnames to xattr.h
    > xattr: define vfs_getxattr_alloc and vfs_xattr_cmp
    > evm: re-release
    > ima: move ima_file_free before releasing the file
    > security: imbed evm calls in security hooks
    > evm: inode post removexattr
    > evm: imbed evm_inode_post_setattr
    > evm: inode_post_init
    > fs: add evm_inode_post_init calls
    > ima: integrity appraisal extension
    > ima: appraise default rules
    > ima: inode post_setattr
    > ima: add ima_inode_setxattr and ima_inode_removexattr
    > --

    A summary diffstat would be good to see in patch 00/14.

    Lacking that, at least each individual patch should have a diffstat summary
    in it. Please read Documentation/SubmittingPatches.


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