[PATCH 2/5] exec: Directly call security_bprm_set_creds from __do_execve_file

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Sat May 9 20:19:38 UTC 2020

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 1:15 PM Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com> wrote:
> I agree something needs to be renamed, to remove confusion.

Yeah, the alternative is to rename the capability version. I don't
care much which way it goes, although I do think it's best to call out
explicitly that the security hook functions get only the "primary"
executable brpm info.

Which is why I'd prefer to just rename all those low-level security
cases. It makes for a slightly bigger patch, but I think it makes for
better readability, and makes it explicit that that hook is literally
just for the primary executable, not for the interpreter or whatever.


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