Re: [PATCH v2 1/7] integrity: Define a trusted platform keyring
From: James Morris
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 13:28:13 EST
On Sun, 9 Dec 2018, Nayna Jain wrote:
> On secure boot enabled systems, a verified kernel may need to kexec
> additional kernels. For example, it may be used as a bootloader needing
> to kexec a target kernel or it may need to kexec a crashdump kernel. In
> such cases, it may want to verify the signature of the next kernel
> It is further possible that the kernel image is signed with third party
> keys which are stored as platform or firmware keys in the 'db' variable.
> The kernel, however, can not directly verify these platform keys, and an
> administrator may therefore not want to trust them for arbitrary usage.
> In order to differentiate platform keys from other keys and provide the
> necessary separation of trust, the kernel needs an additional keyring to
> store platform keys.
> This patch creates the new keyring called ".platform" to isolate keys
> provided by platform from keys by kernel. These keys are used to
> facilitate signature verification during kexec. Since the scope of this
> keyring is only the platform/firmware keys, it cannot be updated from
> This keyring can be enabled by setting CONFIG_INTEGRITY_PLATFORM_KEYRING.
> Signed-off-by: Nayna Jain <nayna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serge@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: James Morris <james.morris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>