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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@kernel.org>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>,
	Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@gmail.com>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Matthew Garrett <matthewgarrett@google.com>,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+huawei@kernel.org>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	"Joel Fernandes (Google)" <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	KP Singh <kpsingh@google.com>, Dave Olsthoorn <dave@bewaar.me>,
	Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>,
	Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Stephen Boyd <stephen.boyd@linaro.org>,
	Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] Fix misused kernel_read_file() enums
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 14:45:10 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202007071433.55488B0C@keescook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1594136164.23056.76.camel@linux.ibm.com>

On Tue, Jul 07, 2020 at 11:36:04AM -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> Hi Kees,
> 
> On Tue, 2020-07-07 at 01:19 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > In looking for closely at the additions that got made to the
> > kernel_read_file() enums, I noticed that FIRMWARE_PREALLOC_BUFFER
> > and FIRMWARE_EFI_EMBEDDED were added, but they are not appropriate
> > *kinds* of files for the LSM to reason about. They are a "how" and
> > "where", respectively. Remove these improper aliases and refactor the
> > code to adapt to the changes.
> 
> Thank you for adding the missing calls and the firmware pre allocated
> buffer comment update.
> 
> > 
> > Additionally adds in missing calls to security_kernel_post_read_file()
> > in the platform firmware fallback path (to match the sysfs firmware
> > fallback path) and in module loading. I considered entirely removing
> > security_kernel_post_read_file() hook since it is technically unused,
> > but IMA probably wants to be able to measure EFI-stored firmware images,
> > so I wired it up and matched it for modules, in case anyone wants to
> > move the module signature checks out of the module core and into an LSM
> > to avoid the current layering violations.
> 
> IMa has always verified kernel module signatures.  Recently appended

Right, but not through the kernel_post_read_file() hook, nor via
out-of-band hooks in kernel/module.c. I was just meaning that future
work could be done here to regularize module_sig_check() into an actual
LSM (which could, in theory, be extended to kexec() to avoid code
duplication there, as kimage_validate_signature() has some overlap with
mod_verify_sig()). into a bit more normal of an LSM.

As far as IMA and regularizing things, though, what about fixing IMA to
not manually stack:

$ grep -B3 ima_ security/security.c
        ret = call_int_hook(bprm_check_security, 0, bprm);
        if (ret)
                return ret;
        return ima_bprm_check(bprm);
--
        ret = call_int_hook(file_mprotect, 0, vma, reqprot, prot);
        if (ret)
                return ret;
        return ima_file_mprotect(vma, prot);
...

Can IMA implement a hook-last method to join the regular stacking routines?

> kernel module signature support was added to IMA.  The same appended
> signature format is also being used to sign and verify the kexec
> kernel image.
> 
> With IMA's new kernel module appended signature support and patch 4/4
> in this series, IMA won't be limit to the finit_module syscall, but
> could support the init_module syscall as well.

Exactly.

> > This touches several trees, and I suspect it would be best to go through
> > James's LSM tree.
> 
> Sure.

Is this an "Acked-by"? :)

-- 
Kees Cook

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-07 21:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-07  8:19 Kees Cook
2020-07-07  8:19 ` [PATCH 1/4] firmware_loader: EFI firmware loader must handle pre-allocated buffer Kees Cook
2020-07-07  8:19 ` [PATCH 2/4] fs: Remove FIRMWARE_PREALLOC_BUFFER from kernel_read_file() enums Kees Cook
2020-07-07 16:42   ` Scott Branden
2020-07-07 21:55     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-08  3:06       ` Scott Branden
2020-07-08  3:14         ` Kees Cook
2020-07-08  1:37   ` [fs] 676800b78f: BUG:unable_to_handle_page_fault_for_address kernel test robot
2020-07-10 21:00   ` [PATCH 2/4] fs: Remove FIRMWARE_PREALLOC_BUFFER from kernel_read_file() enums Scott Branden
2020-07-10 22:04     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-10 22:10       ` Scott Branden
2020-07-10 22:44         ` Kees Cook
2020-07-10 22:58           ` Scott Branden
2020-07-16 20:35           ` Scott Branden
2020-07-16 21:16             ` Kees Cook
2020-07-07  8:19 ` [PATCH 3/4] fs: Remove FIRMWARE_EFI_EMBEDDED " Kees Cook
2020-07-07  8:19 ` [PATCH 4/4] module: Add hook for security_kernel_post_read_file() Kees Cook
2020-07-08  0:47   ` Mimi Zohar
2020-07-08  3:10     ` Kees Cook
2020-07-08 13:47       ` Mimi Zohar
2020-07-07  9:31 ` [PATCH 0/4] Fix misused kernel_read_file() enums Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-07 15:36 ` Mimi Zohar
2020-07-07 21:45   ` Kees Cook [this message]
2020-07-08 11:01 ` Hans de Goede
2020-07-08 11:37   ` Hans de Goede
2020-07-08 11:55     ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-07-08 11:58       ` Hans de Goede
2020-07-08 13:30         ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-07-09  2:00           ` Kees Cook

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