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From: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
To: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu@huawei.com>,
	jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com,
	james.bottomley@hansenpartnership.com,
	linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, silviu.vlasceanu@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/8] ima: support stronger algorithms for attestation
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 17:26:46 -0500
Message-ID: <1580423206.6104.19.camel@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200127170443.21538-1-roberto.sassu@huawei.com>

Hi Roberto,

On Mon, 2020-01-27 at 18:04 +0100, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> IMA extends Platform Configuration Registers (PCRs) of the TPM to give a
> proof to a remote verifier that the measurement list contains all
> measurements done by the kernel and that the list was not maliciously
> modified by an attacker.
> 
> IMA was originally designed to extend PCRs with a SHA1 digest, provided
> with the measurement list, and was subsequently updated to extend all PCR
> banks in case a TPM 2.0 is used. Non-SHA1 PCR banks are not supposed to be
> used for remote attestation, as they are extended with a SHA1 digest padded
> with zeros, which does not increase the strength.
> 
> This patch set addresses this issue by extending PCRs with the digest of
> the measurement entry calculated with the crypto subsystem. The list of
> algorithms used to calculate the digest are taken from
> ima_tpm_chip->allocated_banks, returned by the TPM driver. The SHA1 digest
> is always calculated, as SHA1 still remains the default algorithm for the
> template digest in the measurement list.
> 
> This patch set also makes two additional modifications related to the usage
> of hash algorithms. First, since now the template digest for the default
> IMA algorithm is always calculated, this is used for hash collision
> detection, to check if there are duplicate measurement entries.
> 
> Second, it uses the default IMA hash algorithm to calculate the boot
> aggregate, assuming that the corresponding PCR bank is currently allocated.
> Otherwise, it finds the first PCR bank for which the crypto ID is known.
> IMA initialization fails only if no algorithm known to the crypto subsystem
> is found.
> 
> This patch set does not yet modify the format of the measurement list to
> provide the digests passed to the TPM. However, reconstructing the value of
> the quoted PCR is still possible for the verifier by calculating the digest
> on measurement data found in binary_runtime_measurements.

Thank you!  I'm still reviewing and testing the patches, but it is
really nicely written.

Mimi 


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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-27 17:04 Roberto Sassu
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 1/8] tpm: initialize crypto_id of allocated_banks to HASH_ALGO__LAST Roberto Sassu
2020-01-29  8:39   ` Petr Vorel
2020-01-30  8:47   ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2020-01-30 16:11     ` Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 13:33       ` Mimi Zohar
2020-02-01 17:10         ` Jarkko Sakkinen
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 2/8] ima: evaluate error in init_ima() Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 13:33   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 3/8] ima: store template digest directly in ima_template_entry Roberto Sassu
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 4/8] ima: switch to dynamically allocated buffer for template digests Roberto Sassu
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 5/8] ima: allocate and initialize tfm for each PCR bank Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 12:18   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-01-31 13:42     ` Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 13:58       ` Mimi Zohar
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 6/8] ima: calculate and extend PCR with digests in ima_template_entry Roberto Sassu
2020-01-27 17:29   ` Roberto Sassu
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 7/8] ima: use ima_hash_algo for collision detection in the measurement list Roberto Sassu
2020-01-30 22:26   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-01-31 14:02     ` Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 14:22       ` Mimi Zohar
2020-01-31 14:41         ` Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 14:50           ` Mimi Zohar
2020-01-27 17:04 ` [PATCH 8/8] ima: switch to ima_hash_algo for boot aggregate Roberto Sassu
2020-01-31 15:21   ` Roberto Sassu
2020-01-30 22:26 ` Mimi Zohar [this message]

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