[PATCH V5 2/2] IMA: Support using new creds in appraisal policy

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Jan 8 12:18:25 UTC 2018

On Fri, 2018-01-05 at 13:15 -0800, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> The existing BPRM_CHECK functionality in IMA validates against the
> credentials of the existing process, not any new credentials that the
> child process may transition to. Add an additional CREDS_CHECK target
> and refactor IMA to pass the appropriate creds structure. In
> ima_bprm_check(), check with both the existing process credentials and
> the credentials that will be committed when the new process is started.
> This will not change behaviour unless the system policy is extended to
> include CREDS_CHECK targets - BPRM_CHECK will continue to check the same
> credentials that it did previously.

Refactoring IMA to pass the creds structure all the way down is a
generic solution, but if the CREDS_CHECK rule is only being called
from ima_bprm_check(), "container_of" the bprm->file returns a pointer
to the bprm structure.  Perhaps you could limit the amount of
refactoring needed based on the func.

I would prefer new arguments be added to process_measurement() only as
a last resort.

Could you include in the patch description a simple method for testing
this change?



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