Re: [RFC PATCH 12/12] IMA: Use the the system trusted keyrings instead of .ima_mok [ver #2]
From: David Howells
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 11:07:14 EST
Petko Manolov <petkan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > How about I change it to a choice-type item, with the following options:
> > (1) No addition.
> > (2) Addition restricted by built-in keyring.
> > (3) Addition restricted by secondary keyring + built-in keyring.
> > where the second and third options then depend on the appropriate keyrings
> > being enabled.
> I would suggest leaving (1) and (3). Since secondary keyring only accepts
> keys signed by certificate in the system keyring I think (2) is redundant.
> It adds extra complexity (Kconfig is vague enough already) while it doesn't
> increase the overall security by much.
If I remove option (2), that would mean that if you want to allow keys to be
added to .ima if they're signed by the built-in keyring, then you also allow
keys to be added to .ima if they're signed by the secondary keyring if
Remember - these keyrings aren't necessarily restricted to IMA.