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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v5 0/1] Add dm verity root hash pkcs7 sig validation.

Hello Eric,

On Fri, 28 Jun 2019, Eric Biggers wrote:

>> In a datacenter like environment, this will protect the system from below
>> attacks:
>> 1.Prevents attacker from deploying scripts that run arbitrary executables on the system.
>> 2.Prevents physically present malicious admin to run arbitrary code on the
>> machine.
>> Regards,
>> Jaskaran
> So you are trying to protect against people who already have a root shell?
> Can't they just e.g. run /usr/bin/python and type in some Python code?
> Or run /usr/bin/curl and upload all your secret data to their server.
> - Eric

You are correct, it would not be feasible for a general purpose distro,
but for embedded systems and other cases where there is a more tightly
locked-down system.


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