getexeccon() retrieves the context used for executing a new process.
This returned context should be freed with freecon(3) if non-NULL.
getexeccon() sets *context to NULL if no exec context has been
explicitly set by the program (i.e. using the default policy
setexeccon() sets the context used for the next execve(2) call. NULL
can be passed to setexeccon() to reset to the default policy
behavior. The exec context is automatically reset after the next
execve(2), so a program doesn't need to explicitly sanitize it upon
setexeccon() can be applied prior to library functions that
internally perform an execve(2), e.g. execl*(3), execv*(3),
popen(3), in order to set an exec context for that operation.
getexeccon_raw() and setexeccon_raw() behave identically to their
non-raw counterparts but do not perform context translation.
Note: Signal handlers that perform an execve(2) must take care to
save, reset, and restore the exec context to avoid unexpected
setexecfilecon() sets the context used for the next execve(2) call,
based on the policy for the filename, and falling back to a new
context with a fallback_type in case there is no transition.
rpm_execcon() is deprecated; please use setexecfilecon() in
conjunction with execve(2) in all new code. This function runs a
helper for rpm in an appropriate security context. The verified
parameter should contain the return code from the signature
verification (0 == ok, 1 == notfound, 2 == verifyfail, 3 ==
nottrusted, 4 == nokey), although this information is not yet used by
the function. The function determines the proper security context
for the helper based on policy, sets the exec context accordingly,
and then executes the specified filename with the provided argument
and environment arrays.
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