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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4][RFC v2] Introduce the in-kernel hibernation encryption
On Tue 2018-07-24 14:47:54, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> On Di, 2018-07-24 at 14:01 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > > > > > "There have some functions be locked-down because
> > > > > > there have no appropriate mechanisms to check the
> > > > > > integrity of writing data."
> > > > > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10476751/
> > > > >
> > > > > So your goal is to make hibernation compatible with kernel
> > > > > lockdown? Do your patches provide sufficient security that hibernation
> > > > > can be enabled with kernel lockdown?
> > > >
> > > > OK, maybe I am dense, but if the key comes from user space, will that
> > > > be enough?
> > > >
> > >
> > > Good point, we once tried to generate key in kernel, but people
> > > suggest to generate key in userspace and provide it to the
> > > kernel, which is what ecryptfs do currently, so it seems this
> > > should also be safe for encryption in kernel.
> >
> > Safe against what kind of attack? Please describe what kind of
> > security you are trying to provide.
>
> Unsigned code must not take over the priviledge level of signed code.
> Hence:
>
> 1. Unsigned code must not allowed to read sensitive parts of signed
> code's memory space
>
> 2. Unsigned code must not be able to alter the memory space of
> signed code -> snapshots that are changed must not be able to be
> resumed

Ok.

> > I don't think generating key in userspace is good enough for providing
> > guarantees for secure-boot.
>
> Why?

Because then, userpace has both key (now) and encrypted image (after
reboot), so it can decrypt, modify, re-encrypt...?

Pavel
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