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authorEric Paris <>2009-07-31 12:54:11 -0400
committerJames Morris <>2009-08-17 15:09:11 +1000
commit788084aba2ab7348257597496befcbccabdc98a3 (patch)
tree2da42d746d67b16ef705229a1b5a3528ec19c725 /mm
parent8cf948e744e0218af604c32edecde10006dc8e9e (diff)
Security/SELinux: seperate lsm specific mmap_min_addr
Currently SELinux enforcement of controls on the ability to map low memory is determined by the mmap_min_addr tunable. This patch causes SELinux to ignore the tunable and instead use a seperate Kconfig option specific to how much space the LSM should protect. The tunable will now only control the need for CAP_SYS_RAWIO and SELinux permissions will always protect the amount of low memory designated by CONFIG_LSM_MMAP_MIN_ADDR. This allows users who need to disable the mmap_min_addr controls (usual reason being they run WINE as a non-root user) to do so and still have SELinux controls preventing confined domains (like a web server) from being able to map some area of low memory. Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
3 files changed, 3 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/mm/Kconfig b/mm/Kconfig
index c948d4ca8bd..fe5f674d7a7 100644
--- a/mm/Kconfig
+++ b/mm/Kconfig
@@ -225,9 +225,9 @@ config DEFAULT_MMAP_MIN_ADDR
For most ia64, ppc64 and x86 users with lots of address space
a value of 65536 is reasonable and should cause no problems.
On arm and other archs it should not be higher than 32768.
- Programs which use vm86 functionality would either need additional
- permissions from either the LSM or the capabilities module or have
- this protection disabled.
+ Programs which use vm86 functionality or have some need to map
+ this low address space will need CAP_SYS_RAWIO or disable this
+ protection by setting the value to 0.
This value can be changed after boot using the
/proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr tunable.
diff --git a/mm/mmap.c b/mm/mmap.c
index 34579b23ebd..8101de490c7 100644
--- a/mm/mmap.c
+++ b/mm/mmap.c
@@ -88,9 +88,6 @@ int sysctl_overcommit_ratio = 50; /* default is 50% */
int sysctl_max_map_count __read_mostly = DEFAULT_MAX_MAP_COUNT;
struct percpu_counter vm_committed_as;
-/* amount of vm to protect from userspace access */
-unsigned long mmap_min_addr = CONFIG_DEFAULT_MMAP_MIN_ADDR;
* Check that a process has enough memory to allocate a new virtual
* mapping. 0 means there is enough memory for the allocation to
diff --git a/mm/nommu.c b/mm/nommu.c
index 53cab10fece..28754c40be9 100644
--- a/mm/nommu.c
+++ b/mm/nommu.c
@@ -69,9 +69,6 @@ int sysctl_max_map_count = DEFAULT_MAX_MAP_COUNT;
int sysctl_nr_trim_pages = CONFIG_NOMMU_INITIAL_TRIM_EXCESS;
int heap_stack_gap = 0;
-/* amount of vm to protect from userspace access */
-unsigned long mmap_min_addr = CONFIG_DEFAULT_MMAP_MIN_ADDR;
atomic_long_t mmap_pages_allocated;