Re: [AppArmor 39/45] AppArmor: Profile loading and manipulation,pathname matching

From: James Morris
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 17:42:23 EST

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Greg KH wrote:

> > Or just create the files with restrictive labels by default. That way
> > you "fail closed".
> From my limited knowledge of SELinux, this is the default today so this
> would happen by default. Anyone with more SELinux experience want to
> verify or fix my understanding of this?

This is entirely controllable via policy. That is, you specify that newly
create files are labeled to something safe (enforced atomically at the
kernel level), and then your userland relabeler would be invoked via
inotify to relabel based on your userland pathname specification.

This labeling policy can be as granular as you wish, from the entire
filesystem to a single file. It can also be applied depending on the
process which created the file and the directory its created in, ranging
from all processes and all directories, to say, just those running as
user_t in directories labeled as public_html_t (or whatever).

- James
James Morris
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