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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:08:34 -0800
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Djalal Harouni <>, Jessica Yu <>, 
	LSM List <>, 
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>, 
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH v5 next 5/5] net: modules: use
 request_module_cap() to load 'netdev-%s' modules

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
>> That mainly leaves the protocol ones we need to look out for, I suspect.
> This is where a lot of the exposure really comes from. socket()
> triggers a bunch of stuff, but doesn't have an obvious privilege
> associated with it... while it already does the name templates, maybe
> add request_module_socket() just to explicitly mark it?

.. and this is where I'd expect that maybe we'd need some hackery.

Even including some ad-hoc rules like "this module is actually
maintained", possibly even with some /sys interface to extend/reduce
that set.

But maybe it's not even that bad.


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