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Date:   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:05:18 -0500
From:   Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com>
To:     Steve Grubb <sgrubb@...hat.com>
Cc:     Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com>,
        Linux-Audit Mailing List <linux-audit@...hat.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ghak59 V3 2/4] audit: add syscall information to
 CONFIG_CHANGE records

On 2019-01-17 10:32, Steve Grubb wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:58:58 -0500
> Paul Moore <paul@...l-moore.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 5:18 PM Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Tie syscall information to all CONFIG_CHANGE calls since they are
> > > all a result of user actions.
> 
> Please don't tie syscall information to this. The syscall will be
> sendto. We don't need that information, its implicit. Also, doing this
> will possibly wreck things in libauparse. Please test the events with
> ausearch --format csv and --format text. IFF the event looks better or
> the same should we do this. If stuff disappears, the patch is
> breaking things

Steve, I hope you aren't talking about the AUDIT_*USER* records, because
this patch intentionally leaves them unassociated with the syscall
record.

The config change records are related.

> -Steve
> 
> > > Exclude user records from syscall context:
> > > Since the function audit_log_common_recv_msg() is shared by a
> > > number of AUDIT_CONFIG_CHANGE and the entire range of AUDIT_USER_*
> > > record types, and since the AUDIT_CONFIG_CHANGE message type has
> > > been converted to a syscall accompanied record type, special-case
> > > the AUDIT_USER_* range of messages so they remain standalone
> > > records.
> > >
> > > See: https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/issues/59
> > > See: https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/issues/50
> > > Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@...hat.com>
> > > ---
> > >  kernel/audit.c          | 27 +++++++++++++++++++--------
> > >  kernel/audit_fsnotify.c |  2 +-
> > >  kernel/audit_tree.c     |  2 +-
> > >  kernel/audit_watch.c    |  2 +-
> > >  kernel/auditfilter.c    |  2 +-
> > >  5 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
> > > index 0e8026423fbd..a321fea94cc6 100644
> > > --- a/kernel/audit.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/audit.c
> > > @@ -1072,6 +1073,16 @@ static void audit_log_common_recv_msg(struct
> > > audit_buffer **ab, u16 msg_type) audit_log_task_context(*ab);
> > >  }
> > >
> > > +static inline void audit_log_user_recv_msg(struct audit_buffer
> > > **ab, u16 msg_type) +{
> > > +       audit_log_common_recv_msg(NULL, ab, msg_type);
> > > +}  
> > 
> > This makes sense because this is used by "user" records ...
> > 
> > > +static inline void audit_log_config_change_alt(struct audit_buffer
> > > **ab) +{
> > > +       audit_log_common_recv_msg(audit_context(), ab,
> > > AUDIT_CONFIG_CHANGE); +}  
> > 
> > ... and I don't believe this makes sense because there is no real
> > logical grouping with the callers like there is for
> > audit_log_user_recv_msg().

- RGB

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