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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] trusted-key: allow overwriting the migratable flag
On Wed, 2011-11-02 at 13:41 +0100, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> The migratable should be modifiable during the key update() method. This
> allows for example to update a migratable trusted key, wrapped by a TPM
> key, to a a non-migratable one sealed under the SRK with a PCR set.
> Signed-off-by: Roberto Sassu <>

I can see a use case for updating a migratable key to a non-migratable
one - such as keeping a migratable master on a flash drive, and keeping
only the non-migratable copy on-line. I certainly don't want the
ability to change a non-migratable to migratable, as that would defeat
the entire purpose of non-migratable.

I don't think this patch actually does either, though.

> ---
> security/keys/trusted.c | 1 -
> 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/security/keys/trusted.c b/security/keys/trusted.c
> index 0c33e2e..8777015 100644
> --- a/security/keys/trusted.c
> +++ b/security/keys/trusted.c
> @@ -1036,7 +1036,6 @@ static int trusted_update(struct key *key, const void *data, size_t datalen)
> goto out;
> }
> /* copy old key values, and reseal with new pcrs */
> - new_p->migratable = p->migratable;

Taking out this line appears only to remove a redundant assignment.
We can only get here if the old key is already migratable, and the
earlier trusted_payload_alloc() initializes the new copy to
migratable by default. I don't see how the flag can be changed
with this patch. Perhaps I'm missing something or this was just
the start, and there is more to come?


> new_p->key_len = p->key_len;
> memcpy(new_p->key, p->key, p->key_len);
> dump_payload(p);

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