[PATCH v7 12/12] ima: Don't remove security.ima if file must not be appraised

Roberto Sassu roberto.sassu at huawei.com
Fri May 14 15:27:53 UTC 2021

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>
Reviewed-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar at linux.ibm.com>
 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 d9a627de3930..940695e7b535 100644
--- a/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
+++ b/security/integrity/ima/ima_appraise.c
@@ -532,8 +532,6 @@ 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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