On 2018-02-14 09:51, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:18 AM, Richard Guy Briggs <r...@redhat.com> wrote:
> > Audit link denied events emit disjointed records when audit is disabled.
> > No records should be emitted when audit is disabled.
> >
> > See: https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/issues/21
> > Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <r...@redhat.com>
> > ---
> >  kernel/audit.c | 3 +++
> >  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/audit.c b/kernel/audit.c
> > index 227db99..4c3fd24 100644
> > --- a/kernel/audit.c
> > +++ b/kernel/audit.c
> > @@ -2261,6 +2261,9 @@ void audit_log_link_denied(const char *operation, 
> > const struct path *link)
> >         struct audit_buffer *ab;
> >         struct audit_names *name;
> >
> > +       if (!audit_enabled || audit_dummy_context())
> > +               return;
> > +
> >         name = kzalloc(sizeof(*name), GFP_NOFS);
> >         if (!name)
> >                 return;
> 
> Doesn't this means errors here would be silent if audit isn't enabled?
> I don't that; sysadmins should see this notification regardless of the
> audit state...

This is a user error and not a system error, so I would think if system
auditing is disabled, they don't care about this kind of error.

Steve?

> -Kees

- RGB

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