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SubjectRe: [PATCH 11/24] uswsusp: Disable when the kernel is locked down
On Sat, Apr 08, 2017 at 05:28:15AM +0200, poma wrote:
> On 06.04.2017 22:25, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> > On Thu, 6 Apr 2017, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >
> >>>>> Your swap partition may be located on an NVDIMM or be encrypted.
> >>>>
> >>>> An NVDIMM should be considered the same as any other persistent storage.
> >>>>
> >>>> It may be encrypted, but where's the key stored, how easy is it to retrieve
> >>>> and does the swapout code know this?
> >>>>
> >>>>> Isn't this a bit overly drastic?
> >>>>
> >>>> Perhaps, but if it's on disk and it's not encrypted, then maybe not.
> >>>
> >>> Right.
> >>>
> >>> Swap encryption is not mandatory and I'm not sure how the hibernate
> >>> code can verify whether or not it is in use.
> >>
> >> BTW, SUSE has patches adding secure boot support to the hibernate code
> >> and Jiri promised me to post them last year even. :-)
> >
> > Oh, thanks for a friendly ping :) Adding Joey Lee to CC.
> >
>
> Rafael J., are you talking about HIBERNATE_VERIFICATION ?
>
> Ref.
> https://github.com/joeyli/linux-s4sign/commits/s4sign-hmac-v2-v4.2-rc8
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/8/11/47
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1330335
>

I am working on switch to HMAC-SHA512.

On the other hand, some mechanisms keep signing/encryption key in memory.
e.g. dm-crypt or hibernation verification. Kees Cook suggested that we
should add kernel memory reads as a thread model of securelevel to
prevent leaking those keys by /dev/kmem, bpf, kdump or hibernation...
We still need time to implement it.

Thanks a lot!
Joey Lee

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