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SubjectRe: Firmware signing -- Re: [PATCH 00/27] security, efi: Add kernel lockdown
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On Tue, 2017-11-14 at 21:50 +0100, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:

> Johannes made cfg80211 recently just use request_firmware() now via commit on
> linux-next 90a53e4432 ("cfg80211: implement regdb signature checking") [0] as
> he got tired of waiting firmware signing, but note he implemented a signature
> checking on its own so he open codes verify_pkcs7_signature() after the
> request_firmware() call. If we are happy to live with this, then so be it.
>
> [0] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/?id=90a53e4432b12288316efaa5f308adafb8d304b0

Johannes was tired of waiting?  Commit 5a9196d "ima: add support for
measuring and appraising firmware" has been in the kernel since linux-
3.17.

The original firmware hook for verifying firmware signatures were
replaced with the common LSM pre and post kernel_read_file() hooks
in linux-4.6.y.

Even if you wanted to support firmware signature verification without
IMA-appraisal, it should be using the LSM hooks.

Mimi

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