[PATCH] debugfs: fix security_locked_down() call for SELinux

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Fri May 7 12:03:04 UTC 2021

On Fri, May 07, 2021 at 01:41:50PM +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> Make sure that security_locked_down() is checked last so that a bogus
> denial is not reported by SELinux when (ia->ia_valid & (ATTR_MODE |
> ATTR_UID | ATTR_GID)) is zero.

Why would this be "bogus"?

> Note: this was introduced by commit 5496197f9b08 ("debugfs: Restrict
> debugfs when the kernel is locked down"), but it didn't matter at that
> time, as the SELinux support came in later.
> Fixes: 59438b46471a ("security,lockdown,selinux: implement SELinux lockdown")

What does this "fix"?

What is happening in selinux that it can not handle this sequence now?
That commit showed up a long time ago, this feels "odd"...


greg k-h

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