Commit 3322d0d6 authored by Stephen Smalley's avatar Stephen Smalley Committed by Paul Moore

selinux: keep SELinux in sync with new capability definitions

When a new capability is defined, SELinux needs to be updated.
Trigger a build error if a new capability is defined without
corresponding update to security/selinux/include/classmap.h's
COMMON_CAP2_PERMS.  This is similar to BUILD_BUG_ON() guards
in the SELinux nlmsgtab code to ensure that SELinux tracks
new netlink message types as needed.

Note that there is already a similar build guard in
security/selinux/hooks.c to detect when more than 64
capabilities are defined, since that will require adding
a third capability class to SELinux.

A nicer way to do this would be to extend scripts/selinux/genheaders
or a similar tool to auto-generate the necessary definitions and code
for SELinux capability checking from include/uapi/linux/capability.h.
AppArmor does something similar in its Makefile, although it only
needs to generate a single table of names.  That is left as future
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Smalley <>
[PM: reformat the description to keep happy]
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Moore <>
parent ea49d10e
......@@ -24,6 +24,10 @@
#define COMMON_CAP2_PERMS "mac_override", "mac_admin", "syslog", \
"wake_alarm", "block_suspend", "audit_read"
#error New capability defined, please update COMMON_CAP2_PERMS.
* Note: The name for any socket class should be suffixed by "socket",
* and doesn't contain more than one substr of "socket".
Markdown is supported
0% or
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment