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Date:   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:40:30 -0400
From:   Mimi Zohar <>
To:     Richard Guy Briggs <>,,,
        Linux-Audit Mailing List <>,
        LKML <>
Cc:     Paul Moore <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH ghak109 V2] audit: link integrity evm_write_xattrs
 record to syscall event

Hi Richard, Paul,

On Tue, 2019-03-26 at 14:49 -0400, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> In commit fa516b66a1bf ("EVM: Allow runtime modification of the set of
> verified xattrs"), the call to audit_log_start() is missing a context to
> link it to an audit event. Since this event is in user context, add
> the process' syscall context to the record.
> In addition, the orphaned keyword "locked" appears in the record.
> Normalize this by changing it to logging the locking string "." as any
> other user input in the "xattr=" field.
> Please see the github issue
> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <>

Acked-by: Mimi Zohar <>

Paul, were you planning on upstreaming this patch?


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