Re: [PATCH 2/2] ima: Support appraise_type=imasig_optional

From: Vivek Goyal
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 11:59:36 EST

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 08:44:04AM -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:

> > I see it is more logical if it is "appraise_type=optional",
> > which means that we might have no xattr value, hash or signature.
> > It if happens to be a signature, then IMA_DIGSIG flag will be set.
> Right, 'appraise_type=' could have been defined either as a comma
> separated list of options (eg. appraise_type=imassig,optional) or, as
> Vivek implemented, a new option. Eventually, we will need to extend
> 'appraise_type=' (eg. required algorithm), but for now I don't have a
> problem with the new option.

Ok, I will cleanup the code to do above. Just wanted to clear up one

Above option will not have any effect on evm behavior? This only impacts
IMA appraisal behavior. For example, if security.ima is not present it
is fine and file access is allowed. But if EVM is enabled and initialized
and EVM does not find security.evm label (INTEGRITY_NOLABEL) or returns
INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS, file access should still be denied?

BTW, what's the difference between INTEGRITY_NOLABEL and
INTEGRITY_NOXATTRS (as returned by evm_verifyxattr()).

If yes, we probbaly need to differentiate between IMA/EVM nolabel. Say,
should allow file access if rc = INTEGRITY_IMA_NOLABEL but deny it

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