[PATCH v2] exec: Set file unwritable before LSM check

James Morris jmorris at namei.org
Mon Mar 19 04:52:18 UTC 2018

On Fri, 9 Mar 2018, Kees Cook wrote:

> The LSM check should happen after the file has been confirmed to be
> unchanging. Without this, we could have a race between the Time of Check
> (the call to security_kernel_read_file() which could read the file and
> make access policy decisions) and the Time of Use (starting with
> kernel_read_file()'s reading of the file contents). In theory, file
> contents could change between the two.
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
> ---
> v2: Clarify the ToC/ToU race (Linus)

Applied to
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jmorris/linux-security.git next-general
and next-testing

James Morris
<jmorris at namei.org>

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