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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/3] IMA: Add log statements for failure conditions.
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On Wed, 2020-02-12 at 14:30 -0800, Tushar Sugandhi wrote:
>
> On 2020-02-12 6:47 a.m., Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > Hi Tushar,
> >
> > Please remove the period at the end of the  Subject line.
> Thanks. I will fix it in the next iteration.
> >
> > On Tue, 2020-02-11 at 15:14 -0800, Tushar Sugandhi wrote:
> >> process_buffer_measurement() does not have log messages for failure
> >> conditions.
> >>
> >> This change adds a log statement in the above function.
> >
> > I agree some form of notification needs to be added.  The question is
> > whether the failure should be audited or a kernel message emitted.
> >  IMA emits audit messages (integrity_audit_msg) for a number of
> > reasons - on failure to calculate a file hash, invalid policy rules,
> > failure to communicate with the TPM, signature verification errors,
> > etc.
> I believe both IMA audit messages and kernel message should be emitted -
> for better discoverability and diagnosability.

Like file measurement failures, failure to measure a key or the boot
command line should be audited as well.  For debugging purposes, you
could make this message pr_devel.

Mimi

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