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authorCasey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>2015-07-22 14:25:31 -0700
committerCasey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>2015-07-28 06:35:21 -0700
commit21abb1ec414c75abe32c3854848ff30e2b4a6113 (patch)
tree20f0e7ae76efb396a84855b62888e9c21bedaf7f /Documentation
parentca70d27e445fe721587598030b97357b35f61913 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-21abb1ec414c75abe32c3854848ff30e2b4a6113.tar.gz
Smack: IPv6 host labeling
IPv6 appears to be (finally) coming of age with the influx of autonomous devices. In support of this, add the ability to associate a Smack label with IPv6 addresses. This patch also cleans up some of the conditional compilation associated with the introduction of secmark processing. It's now more obvious which bit of code goes with which feature. Signed-off-by: Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/security/Smack.txt27
1 files changed, 26 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/security/Smack.txt b/Documentation/security/Smack.txt
index de5e1aeca7fb..5e6d07fbed07 100644
--- a/Documentation/security/Smack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/security/Smack.txt
@@ -28,6 +28,10 @@ Smack kernels use the CIPSO IP option. Some network
configurations are intolerant of IP options and can impede
access to systems that use them as Smack does.
+Smack is used in the Tizen operating system. Please
+go to http://wiki.tizen.org for information about how
+Smack is used in Tizen.
+
The current git repository for Smack user space is:
git://github.com/smack-team/smack.git
@@ -108,6 +112,8 @@ in the smackfs filesystem. This pseudo-filesystem is mounted
on /sys/fs/smackfs.
access
+ Provided for backward compatibility. The access2 interface
+ is preferred and should be used instead.
This interface reports whether a subject with the specified
Smack label has a particular access to an object with a
specified Smack label. Write a fixed format access rule to
@@ -136,6 +142,8 @@ change-rule
those in the fourth string. If there is no such rule it will be
created using the access specified in the third and the fourth strings.
cipso
+ Provided for backward compatibility. The cipso2 interface
+ is preferred and should be used instead.
This interface allows a specific CIPSO header to be assigned
to a Smack label. The format accepted on write is:
"%24s%4d%4d"["%4d"]...
@@ -157,7 +165,19 @@ direct
doi
This contains the CIPSO domain of interpretation used in
network packets.
+ipv6host
+ This interface allows specific IPv6 internet addresses to be
+ treated as single label hosts. Packets are sent to single
+ label hosts only from processes that have Smack write access
+ to the host label. All packets received from single label hosts
+ are given the specified label. The format accepted on write is:
+ "%h:%h:%h:%h:%h:%h:%h:%h label" or
+ "%h:%h:%h:%h:%h:%h:%h:%h/%d label".
+ The "::" address shortcut is not supported.
+ If label is "-DELETE" a matched entry will be deleted.
load
+ Provided for backward compatibility. The load2 interface
+ is preferred and should be used instead.
This interface allows access control rules in addition to
the system defined rules to be specified. The format accepted
on write is:
@@ -181,6 +201,8 @@ load2
permissions that are not allowed. The string "r-x--" would
specify read and execute access.
load-self
+ Provided for backward compatibility. The load-self2 interface
+ is preferred and should be used instead.
This interface allows process specific access rules to be
defined. These rules are only consulted if access would
otherwise be permitted, and are intended to provide additional
@@ -205,6 +227,8 @@ netlabel
received from single label hosts are given the specified
label. The format accepted on write is:
"%d.%d.%d.%d label" or "%d.%d.%d.%d/%d label".
+ If the label specified is "-CIPSO" the address is treated
+ as a host that supports CIPSO headers.
onlycap
This contains labels processes must have for CAP_MAC_ADMIN
and CAP_MAC_OVERRIDE to be effective. If this file is empty
@@ -232,7 +256,8 @@ unconfined
is dangerous and can ruin the proper labeling of your system.
It should never be used in production.
-You can add access rules in /etc/smack/accesses. They take the form:
+If you are using the smackload utility
+you can add access rules in /etc/smack/accesses. They take the form:
subjectlabel objectlabel access