[PATCH RESEND] lockdown: Allow unprivileged users to see lockdown status

Jeremy Cline jcline at redhat.com
Thu May 14 14:05:46 UTC 2020

A number of userspace tools, such as systemtap, need a way to see the
current lockdown state so they can gracefully deal with the kernel being
locked down. The state is already exposed in
/sys/kernel/security/lockdown, but is only readable by root. Adjust the
permissions so unprivileged users can read the state.

Fixes: 000d388ed3bb ("security: Add a static lockdown policy LSM")
Cc: Frank Ch. Eigler <fche at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeremy Cline <jcline at redhat.com>
 security/lockdown/lockdown.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/security/lockdown/lockdown.c b/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
index 5a952617a0eba..87cbdc64d272c 100644
--- a/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
+++ b/security/lockdown/lockdown.c
@@ -150,7 +150,7 @@ static int __init lockdown_secfs_init(void)
 	struct dentry *dentry;
-	dentry = securityfs_create_file("lockdown", 0600, NULL, NULL,
+	dentry = securityfs_create_file("lockdown", 0644, NULL, NULL,
 	return PTR_ERR_OR_ZERO(dentry);

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