Re: Linux Firmware Signing

From: David Howells
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 - 06:39:39 EST

Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> "PKCS#7: Add an optional authenticated attribute to hold firmware name"
> Linux kernel
> - PKCS#7/CMS SignerInfo attribute types
> - firmwareName
> I take it you are referring to this?


> If we follow this model we'd then need something like:
> - seLinuxPolicyName
> That should mean each OID that has different file names would need to be
> explicit about and have a similar entry on the registry. I find that pretty
> redundant and would like to avoid that if possible.

firmwareName is easy for people to understand - it's the name the kernel asks
for and the filename of the blob. seLinuxPolicyName is, I think, a lot more
tricky since a lot of people don't use SELinux, and most that do don't
understand it (most people that use it aren't even really aware of it).

If you can use the firmwareName as the SELinux/LSM key, I would suggest doing
so - even if you dress it up as a path (/lib/firmware/<firmwareName>).

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