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Re: I would like to change the behavior of MCS label creations in directory.

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Stephen Smalley <sds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-11-22 at 13:59 -0500, Eric Paris wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Stephen Smalley <sds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2011-10-19 at 11:31 -0400, Joshua Brindle wrote:
>> >> Christopher J. PeBenito wrote:
>> >> > On 10/14/11 11:57, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> >> >> Eric and I have come up with the following syntax for this behaviour.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> default_trans level dir_file_class_set parent;
>> >> >
>> >> > I think we want this to be "range" instead of "level", since the field is actually a range.
>> >> >
>> >> >> default_trans user dir_file_class_set process;
>> >> >> default_trans role file parent;
>> >> >
>> >> > Isn't there a better set of tokens than this?  Why not make it default_user, default_role, default_type, and default_range?  Creating an object doesn't really imply a transition, so "trans" seems misleading.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> I agree with Chris. This will actually let you make things not transition by
>> >> default so _trans is misleading. Further, "process" shouldn't be a token since
>> >> it is an object class (you couldn't actually parse policy with Eric's patches
>> >> could you?). I don't like "parent" as a token either, and SELinux doesn't know
>> >> anything about processes and parents anyway. SDS's suggestions a while back are
>> >> more appropriate IMO, since SELinux does know what source and target are.
>> >
>> > Unsurprisingly I agree with my original suggestions.  Also, I don't see
>> > that you've addressed the issue of range/level defaults needing to
>> > specify whether you want to inherit the low level, the high level or the
>> > complete range of the source or the target contexts.
>> A month later and I'm finally back looking at this.  I'm not certain
>> looking through the thread what your original suggestions were!  I
>> don't see an example of the syntax you want to see.  My best guess is
>> people would like to see:
>> default_user [class_set] {source, target};
>> default_role [class_set] {source, target};
>> default_type [class_set] {source, target};
>> default_range [class_set] {source, target, lub};
>> Is this right?
> I only gave example syntax for the user/role/type cases (in the earlier
> discussion I cited in the archives).  For the MLS range, you need to
> distinguish low vs. high vs. full-range for source or target.  If you
> want to be able to replace the current hardcoded logic in
> mls_compute_sid with configurations, you'd need to be able to express
> something like:
> # For processes or sockets, inherit the complete source range.
> default_range { process socket_class_set } source low-high;
> # For files, inherit only the low/current level of the source range.
> default_range dir_file_class_set source low;

Are you suggesting we don't offer a lub option?

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