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authorMimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2016-11-02 09:14:16 -0400
committerMimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2016-11-13 22:50:09 -0500
commitf5acb3dcba1ffb7f0b8cbb9dba61500eea5d610b (patch)
tree0f14c8b7381ead0c6b4cdad24925d919445a2774 /security
parent9a11a18902bc3b904353063763d06480620245a6 (diff)
Revert "ima: limit file hash setting by user to fix and log modes"
Userspace applications have been modified to write security xattrs, but they are not context aware. In the case of security.ima, the security xattr can be either a file hash or a file signature. Permitting writing one, but not the other requires the application to be context aware. In addition, userspace applications might write files to a staging area, which might not be in policy, and then change some file metadata (eg. owner) making it in policy. As a result, these files are not labeled properly. This reverts commit c68ed80c97d9720f51ef31fe91560fdd1e121533, which prevents writing file hashes as security.ima xattrs. Requested-by: Patrick Ohly <patrick.ohly@intel.com> Cc: Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c b/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
index 389325ac6067..a705598ced5f 100644
--- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
+++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
@@ -384,14 +384,10 @@ int ima_inode_setxattr(struct dentry *dentry, const char *xattr_name,
result = ima_protect_xattr(dentry, xattr_name, xattr_value,
if (result == 1) {
- bool digsig;
if (!xattr_value_len || (xvalue->type >= IMA_XATTR_LAST))
return -EINVAL;
- digsig = (xvalue->type == EVM_IMA_XATTR_DIGSIG);
- if (!digsig && (ima_appraise & IMA_APPRAISE_ENFORCE))
- return -EPERM;
- ima_reset_appraise_flags(d_backing_inode(dentry), digsig);
+ ima_reset_appraise_flags(d_backing_inode(dentry),
+ (xvalue->type == EVM_IMA_XATTR_DIGSIG) ? 1 : 0);
result = 0;
return result;