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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] KEYS: define an owner trusted keyring
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On Tue, 2014-06-10 at 08:24 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote: 
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:48:15AM +0300, Dmitry Kasatkin wrote:
> > From: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >
> > Instead of allowing public keys, with certificates signed by any
> > key on the system trusted keyring, to be added to a trusted
> > keyring, this patch further restricts the certificates to those
> > signed by a particular key on the system keyring.
> >
> > When the UEFI secure boot keys are added to the system keyring, the
> > platform owner will be able to load their key in one of the UEFI DBs
> > (eg. Machine Owner Key(MOK) list) and select their key, without
> > having to rebuild the kernel.
> >
> > This patch defines an owner trusted keyring, a new boot command
> > line option 'keys_ownerid=', and defines a new function
> > get_system_or_owner_trusted_keyring().
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar<zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > ---
> > Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 5 ++
> > crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c | 4 +-
> > include/keys/owner_keyring.h | 27 ++++++++++
> > init/Kconfig | 10 ++++
> > kernel/Makefile | 1 +
> > kernel/owner_keyring.c | 85 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 6 files changed, 131 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > create mode 100644 include/keys/owner_keyring.h
> > create mode 100644 kernel/owner_keyring.c
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> > index 7116fda..f90d31d 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> > @@ -1434,6 +1434,11 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
> > use the HighMem zone if it exists, and the Normal
> > zone if it does not.
> >
> > + keys_ownerid=[KEYS] This parameter identifies a specific key on
> > + the system trusted keyring to be added to the
> > + owner trusted keyring.
> > + format: id:<keyid>
> > +
>
> I'm fairly sure this runs into the same problems I mentioned previously
> in the secure boot context. Namely that a remote attacker could modify
> keys_ownerid in the bootloader config file if they gained root access.

Yes, someone could specify a key not in the UEFI DB or builtin, but it
would not do them much good. The "keys_ownerid" searches the
UEFI/builtin keys for the keyid.

Mimi



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