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Re: [PATCH] Add SELinux context and TTY name to AUDIT_TTY records

On Friday 20 March 2009 04:53:27 am Miloslav Trmac wrote:
> ----- "Paul Moore" <paul moore hp com> wrote:
> > There are several audit experts which should review this code but two
> > things jumped out at me when glancing at your patch:
> >
> >  1. SELinux SIDs should not be recorded
> Almost all code that logs SELinux contexts in kernel/audit* does the same
> thing as this patch, falling back to a SID if it can't be converted to a
> string.

Ungh, that's ugly and questionably useful (I suppose I know why this is done) 
but if that convention then who am I to argue.

> >  2. From a SELinux/security point of view ttys are considered objects
> >     and their labels/contexts should be recorded with "obj=" not
> > "subj="
> The patch logs the context of the process, not of the TTY.

Okay, that is what I get for just glancing at patches and not looking at them 
closer :)

paul moore
linux @ hp

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