[PATCH AUTOSEL 5.12 36/80] ima: Don't remove security.ima if file must not be appraised

Sasha Levin sashal at kernel.org
Sun Jul 4 23:05:32 UTC 2021

From: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu at huawei.com>

[ Upstream commit ed1b472fc15aeaa20ddeeb93fd25190014e50d17 ]

Files might come from a remote source and might have xattrs, including
security.ima. It should not be IMA task to decide whether security.ima
should be kept or not. This patch removes the removexattr() system
call in ima_inode_post_setattr().

Signed-off-by: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu at huawei.com>
Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar at linux.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal at kernel.org>
 security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c b/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
index 565e33ff19d0..d7cc6f897746 100644
--- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
+++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
@@ -522,8 +522,6 @@ void ima_inode_post_setattr(struct user_namespace *mnt_userns,
 	action = ima_must_appraise(mnt_userns, inode, MAY_ACCESS, POST_SETATTR);
-	if (!action)
-		__vfs_removexattr(&init_user_ns, dentry, XATTR_NAME_IMA);
 	iint = integrity_iint_find(inode);
 	if (iint) {
 		set_bit(IMA_CHANGE_ATTR, &iint->atomic_flags);

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