[patch] get pid of peer

Stephen Smalley sds at epoch.ncsc.mil
Thu Jul 15 06:06:13 PDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 09:11, David Zeuthen wrote:
> Sounds cool. I must admit I haven't studied the SELInux patches to
> D-BUS yet, sorry; will D-BUS+SELinux patches alleviate the problem
> stated above?

getpeercon(), the function for obtaining the security context of the
peer, is implemented via a getsockopt with a new socket option that was
added to Linux 2.6.  No root privileges required.  It is used by both
SE-DBUS and by security enhanced X.

Stephen Smalley <sds at epoch.ncsc.mil>
National Security Agency

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