fanotify and LSM path hooks

Al Viro viro at
Sun Apr 14 16:39:50 UTC 2019

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 07:04:14PM +0300, Amir Goldstein wrote:

> Another problem is that they seem to be bypassed by several subsystems.
> cachefiles, ecryptfs, overlayfs and nfsd all call the vfs_rename() helper, but
> only cachefiles bothers to call the security_path_rename() hook.
> This is of course true for all other security_path_ hooks.
> I think that is something that requires fixing regardless of the fanotify pre
> modification hooks. I wonder if tomoyo and apparmor developers
> (LSM that implement security_path_ hooks) are aware of those missing
> hooks?

First of all, _what_ path?  You do realize that there is no such thing
as *the* pathname of dentry, right?  The same filesystem may be mounted
in any number of places, some of which might be visible in a given
namespace (including "none of them" - and you are not even guaranteed
that they are visible in any namespace at all).

It's not "bypassed", it's "inapplicable and deeply flawed in general".

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