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Subject[PATCH 00/14] EVM
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Extended Verification Module(EVM) detects offline tampering of the
security extended attributes (e.g. security.selinux, security.SMACK64,
security.ima), which is the basis for LSM permission decisions and,
with this set of patches, integrity appraisal decisions. To detect
offline tampering of the extended attributes, EVM maintains an
HMAC-sha1 across a set of security extended attributes, storing the
HMAC as the extended attribute 'security.evm'. To verify the integrity
of an extended attribute, EVM exports evm_verifyxattr(), which
re-calculates the HMAC and compares it with the version stored in
'security.evm'.

IMA currently maintains an integrity measurement list, containing
the hashes of all executables, mmaped execute files, and files open
for read by root (assuming the default measurement policy). The
measurement list, with other information, can be used to assert the
integrity of the running system to a third party. The "ima: integrity
appraisal extension" patch extends IMA with local measurement
appraisal. The extension stores and maintains the file integrity
measurement as an extended attribute 'security.ima', which EVM can be
configured to protect.

DAC/MAC protect the integrity of a running system. An offline attack
can bypass these protection mechanisms by mounting the disk under a
different operating system and modifying the file data/metadata. If
the disk is subsequently remounted under the EVM + DAC/MAC + IMA
protected OS, then the hash of the file data won't match the hash stored
in the IMA xattr, or the TPM-calculated HMAC of the file's metadata won't
be valid. Therefore, IMA + MAC + EVM can protect system integrity online
and detect offline tampering.
This patch set applies to the security-testing/next tree. They
prereq remove-kref-set.patch (https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/86079,
linux-next commit 8e47f1004).

Much appreciation to Dave Hansen, Serge Hallyn, and Matt Helsley for
reviewing the patches.

Mimi

Mimi Zohar (14):
integrity: move ima inode integrity data management
security: move LSM xattrnames to xattr.h
xattr: define vfs_getxattr_alloc and vfs_xattr_cmp
evm: re-release
ima: move ima_file_free before releasing the file
security: imbed evm calls in security hooks
evm: inode post removexattr
evm: imbed evm_inode_post_setattr
evm: inode_post_init
fs: add evm_inode_post_init calls
ima: integrity appraisal extension
ima: appraise default rules
ima: inode post_setattr
ima: add ima_inode_setxattr and ima_inode_removexattr


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