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Old 09-19-2016, 10:58 AM   #1
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LSM security_mmap_file lock question

Hi all,
I was wondering - how can we be sure that file data isn't being changed (from usermode thread) after the security_mmap_file() hook is called, but before the file is actually mapped. If the data could be changed this is a classic time-of-check-time-of-use attack.

I assume there's some lock which I'm missing here...

I know that before security_bprm_check() is called (from exec()), the file is write-locked by using deny_write_access() (in do_open_exec()), so that makes sense, but I can't see such a lock before security_mmap_file()

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