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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v1] fw_lockdown: new micro LSM module to prevent loading unsigned firmware
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On 11/10/2017 01:02 PM, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> If the kernel is locked down and IMA-appraisal is not enabled, prevent
> loading of unsigned firmware.

> diff --git a/security/fw_lockdown/Kconfig b/security/fw_lockdown/Kconfig
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..d6aef6ce8fee
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/security/fw_lockdown/Kconfig
> @@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
> +config SECURITY_FW_LOCKDOWN
> + bool "Prevent loading unsigned firmware"
> + depends on LOCK_DOWN_KERNEL
> + default y
> + help
> + Prevent loading unsigned firmware in lockdown mode,

Please be honest about what this does. This option makes your system
useless if you don't use IMA-Appraisal and it offers a particular
security benefit if you do you IMA-Appraisal. How about making it
depend on IMA-Appraisal? Change the name to
SECURITY_ONLY_LOAD_IMA_APPRAISED_FIRMWARE and adjust the text
accordingly, please.

> +/**
> + * fw_lockdown_read_file - prevent loading of unsigned firmware
> + * @file: pointer to firmware
> + * @read_id: caller identifier
> + *
> + * Prevent loading of unsigned firmware in lockdown mode.

That comment gives a highly misleading impression of what this function
does.

> + */
> +static int fw_lockdown_read_file(struct file *file, enum kernel_read_file_id id)

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