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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/5] selftests/ima: loading kernel modules
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On Thu, 2019-02-28 at 23:32 +0100, Petr Vorel wrote:
> Hi Mimi,
>
> > While the appended kernel module signature can be verified, when loading
> > a kernel module via either the init_module or the finit_module syscall,
> > verifying the IMA signature requires access to the file descriptor,
> > which is only available via the finit_module syscall. As "modprobe"
> > does not provide a flag allowing the syscall - init_module or
> > finit_module - to be specified, this patch does not load a kernel
> > module.
>
> > This test simply verifies that on secure boot enabled systems with
> > "CONFIG_IMA_ARCH_POLICY" configured, that at least an appended kernel
> > module signature or an IMA signature is required based on the Kconfig
> > and the runtime IMA policy.
>
> > Signed-off-by: Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com>
> Reviewed-by: Petr Vorel <pvorel@suse.cz>
>
> ...
> > diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/ima/test_kernel_module.sh b/tools/testing/selftests/ima/test_kernel_module.sh
> ...
> > +# Are appended signatures required?
> > +if [ -e /sys/module/module/parameters/sig_enforce ]; then
> > + sig_enforce=$(cat /sys/module/module/parameters/sig_enforce)
> > + if [ $sig_enforce = "Y" ]; then
> > + log_pass "appended kernel module signature required"
> > + fi
> > +fi
> Another possible helper [1]:
> is_enabled() # or sysfs_enabled
> {
> [ -f "$1" ] && [ "$(cat $1)" = "Y" -o "$(cat $1)" = "1" ]
> }
>
> is_enabled /sys/module/module/parameters/sig_enforce &&
> log_pass "appended kernel module signature required"
>

Agreed.  As this is being used only here in the IMA selftests,
deferring making this change until there is a generic common library.

Mimi


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