path: root/security/smack/smack_lsm.c
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authorDavid P. Quigley <dpquigl@tycho.nsa.gov>2009-09-03 14:25:57 -0400
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2009-09-10 10:11:24 +1000
commit1ee65e37e904b959c24404139f5752edc66319d5 (patch)
tree587c1ef70ae7ee41a7b9b531161a4ef5689838f7 /security/smack/smack_lsm.c
parentb1ab7e4b2a88d3ac13771463be8f302ce1616cfc (diff)
LSM/SELinux: inode_{get,set,notify}secctx hooks to access LSM security context information.
This patch introduces three new hooks. The inode_getsecctx hook is used to get all relevant information from an LSM about an inode. The inode_setsecctx is used to set both the in-core and on-disk state for the inode based on a context derived from inode_getsecctx.The final hook inode_notifysecctx will notify the LSM of a change for the in-core state of the inode in question. These hooks are for use in the labeled NFS code and addresses concerns of how to set security on an inode in a multi-xattr LSM. For historical reasons Stephen Smalley's explanation of the reason for these hooks is pasted below. Quote Stephen Smalley inode_setsecctx: Change the security context of an inode. Updates the in core security context managed by the security module and invokes the fs code as needed (via __vfs_setxattr_noperm) to update any backing xattrs that represent the context. Example usage: NFS server invokes this hook to change the security context in its incore inode and on the backing file system to a value provided by the client on a SETATTR operation. inode_notifysecctx: Notify the security module of what the security context of an inode should be. Initializes the incore security context managed by the security module for this inode. Example usage: NFS client invokes this hook to initialize the security context in its incore inode to the value provided by the server for the file when the server returned the file's attributes to the client. Signed-off-by: David P. Quigley <dpquigl@tycho.nsa.gov> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/smack/smack_lsm.c')
1 files changed, 24 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/security/smack/smack_lsm.c b/security/smack/smack_lsm.c
index 969f5fee190..0b3bb646f90 100644
--- a/security/smack/smack_lsm.c
+++ b/security/smack/smack_lsm.c
@@ -3057,6 +3057,27 @@ static void smack_release_secctx(char *secdata, u32 seclen)
+static int smack_inode_notifysecctx(struct inode *inode, void *ctx, u32 ctxlen)
+ return smack_inode_setsecurity(inode, XATTR_SMACK_SUFFIX, ctx, ctxlen, 0);
+static int smack_inode_setsecctx(struct dentry *dentry, void *ctx, u32 ctxlen)
+ return __vfs_setxattr_noperm(dentry, XATTR_NAME_SMACK, ctx, ctxlen, 0);
+static int smack_inode_getsecctx(struct inode *inode, void **ctx, u32 *ctxlen)
+ int len = 0;
+ len = smack_inode_getsecurity(inode, XATTR_SMACK_SUFFIX, ctx, true);
+ if (len < 0)
+ return len;
+ *ctxlen = len;
+ return 0;
struct security_operations smack_ops = {
.name = "smack",
@@ -3185,6 +3206,9 @@ struct security_operations smack_ops = {
.secid_to_secctx = smack_secid_to_secctx,
.secctx_to_secid = smack_secctx_to_secid,
.release_secctx = smack_release_secctx,
+ .inode_notifysecctx = smack_inode_notifysecctx,
+ .inode_setsecctx = smack_inode_setsecctx,
+ .inode_getsecctx = smack_inode_getsecctx,