[RFC PATCH ghak32 V2 13/13] debug audit: read container ID of a process

Paul Moore paul at paul-moore.com
Tue May 22 18:59:38 UTC 2018

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:35 PM, Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 2018-05-21 16:06, Paul Moore wrote:
>> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com> wrote:
>> > Steve Grubb <sgrubb at redhat.com> writes:
>> >> On Friday, March 16, 2018 5:00:40 AM EDT Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
>> >>> Add support for reading the container ID from the proc filesystem.
>> >>
>> >> I think this could be useful in general. Please consider this to be part of
>> >> the full patch set and not something merely used to debug the patches.
>> >
>> > Only with an audit specific name.
>> >
>> > As it is:
>> >
>> > Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>
>> >
>> > The truth is the containerid name really stinks and is quite confusing
>> > and does not imply that the label applies only to audit.  And little
>> > things like this make me extremely uncofortable with it.
>> It also makes the audit container ID (notice how I *always* call it
>> the *audit* container ID? that is not an accident) available for
>> userspace applications to abuse.  Perhaps in the future we can look at
>> ways to make this more available to applications, but this patch is
>> not the answer.
> Do you have a productive suggestion?

I haven't given it much thought beyond our discussions and until we
get the basic audit container ID support in place (all the other parts
of this patchset) I doubt I'll be giving it much thought.

paul moore

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