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Date:   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:20:24 -0700
From:   Andy Lutomirski <>
To:     Matthew Garrett <>
Cc:     James Morris <>,
        LSM List <>,
        LKML <>,
        David Howells <>,
        Linux API <>,
        Andrew Lutomirski <>,
        Matthew Garrett <>,
        Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V31 25/25] debugfs: Disable open() when kernel is locked down

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:28 AM Matthew Garrett
<> wrote:
> From: Matthew Garrett <>
> debugfs has not been meaningfully audited in terms of ensuring that
> userland cannot trample over the kernel. At Greg's request, disable
> access to it entirely when the kernel is locked down. This is done at
> open() time rather than init time as the kernel lockdown status may be
> made stricter at runtime.

Ugh.  Some of those files are very useful.  Could this perhaps still
allow O_RDONLY if we're in INTEGRITY mode?

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