[Dev] enforcing priviliges of web apps

Zhang, Xu U xu.u.zhang at intel.com
Thu May 15 08:55:29 GMT 2014

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dev [mailto:dev-bounces at lists.tizen.org] On Behalf Of Patrick Ohly
> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:02 PM
> To: Jussi Laako
> Cc: dev at lists.tizen.org
> Subject: Re: [Dev] enforcing priviliges of web apps
> On Wed, 2014-05-14 at 17:41 +0300, Jussi Laako wrote:
> > On 14.5.2014 17:06, Patrick Ohly wrote:
> > > The problem remains that the current D-Bus mechanism does not allow
> > > passing this extra information.
> >
> > We just included appctx as part of our dbus API.
> That works because you have full control over the D-Bus API. It does not work
> when trying to add access control to an existing API, because it would break
> the API for apps already using it.
> At the moment, the patched dbus-daemon will tell clients when (and only
> when) they ask what the application context of a certain peer is (via
> GetConnectionSmackContext). This information is not part of the message
> itself. I don't know how extensible the on-the-wire D-Bus message format is.
> Perhaps it would be possible to extend the header such that the extra
> information can be added without affecting parsing by D-Bus clients which are
> not aware of this extension.
> This does not address the file access issues pointed out by Rafał, which IMHO
> is the bigger issue.
> My feeling at the moment is that several interested bystanders (me
> included) speculate about how Crosswalk could be secured, but do we have the
> actual decision makers and implementers involved, too? Who owns security of
> the web runtime?
[Zhang Xu ] Patrick, Bai (who has left Intel) and I have designed crosswalk API permission control. The doc is here https://docs.google.com/a/intel.com/document/d/137u_gxmNaIFwVzaCkCFBJyveIdZxuAydWOkMI8oWgD0/edit
and the implementation is done. I am informed that all web device APIs implementation should use Cynara’s service API directly. So the design will be dropped from web runtime side. 
I will implement crosswalk runtime security issues. 
> --
> Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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