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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 0/3] security: Yama LSM
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 8:17 PM, James Morris <> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Oct 2011, Kees Cook wrote:
>> As discussed at the Linux Security Summit, I'm resubmitting this
>> code. As an LSM, it has coherent policy around expanding specific DAC
>> behaviors. There is no need for it to be a full-blown MAC, since it is
>> not intended to be one, but rather to be a simplified expansion to DAC,
>> with system-wide knobs. See the specific patches for details...
> In principle, Yama can be merged, however there are features with
> unresolved upstream naks:
> - Handling symlinks in sticky directories
> - The ptrace tracker
> These still need to be resolved.

Oleg, Roland,

Do you have any objection to my LSM performing ptrace restrictions?
It's entirely self-contained, and all the major upstream crash
handlers are already using the prctl() interface it uses to declare
ptrace attach relationships.



Kees Cook
ChromeOS Security

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