[PATCH 3/7] ima: Introduce template fields mntuidmap and mntgidmap

Christian Brauner christian.brauner at ubuntu.com
Thu May 20 09:36:59 UTC 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 10:56:57AM +0200, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> This patch introduces the new template fields mntuidmap and mntgidmap,
> which include respectively the UID and GID mappings of the idmapped mount,
> if the user namespace is not the initial one.
> These template fields, which should be included whenever the iuid and the
> igid fields are included, allow remote verifiers to find the original UID
> and GID of the inode during signature verification. The iuid and igid
> fields include the mapped UID and GID when the inode is in an idmapped
> mount.
> This solution has been preferred to providing always the original UID and
> GID, regardless of whether the inode is in an idmapped mount or not, as
> the mapped UID and GID are those seen by processes and matched with the IMA
> policy.

Hm, looking at the code this doesn't seem like a good idea to me. I
think we should avoid that and just rely on the original uid and gid.

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