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Date:   Sat, 9 May 2020 13:19:38 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Greg Ungerer <gerg@...ux-m68k.org>,
        Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>,
        Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@...mail.de>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Casey Schaufler <casey@...aufler-ca.com>,
        LSM List <linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org>,
        James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
        "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@...lyn.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] exec: Directly call security_bprm_set_creds from __do_execve_file

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 1:15 PM Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@...ssion.com> wrote:
>
> I agree something needs to be renamed, to remove confusion.

Yeah, the alternative is to rename the capability version. I don't
care much which way it goes, although I do think it's best to call out
explicitly that the security hook functions get only the "primary"
executable brpm info.

Which is why I'd prefer to just rename all those low-level security
cases. It makes for a slightly bigger patch, but I think it makes for
better readability, and makes it explicit that that hook is literally
just for the primary executable, not for the interpreter or whatever.

               Linus

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