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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] KEYS: CA link restriction
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On 3/7/22 18:38, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>
>
>> On Mar 7, 2022, at 4:01 PM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 2022-03-07 at 18:06 +0000, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/restrict.c b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/restrict.c
>>>>> index 6b1ac5f5896a..49bb2ea7f609 100644
>>>>> --- a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/restrict.c
>>>>> +++ b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/restrict.c
>>>>> @@ -108,6 +108,49 @@ int restrict_link_by_signature(struct key *dest_keyring,
>>>>> return ret;
>>>>> }
>>>>> +/**
>>>>> + * restrict_link_by_ca - Restrict additions to a ring of CA keys
>>>>> + * @dest_keyring: Keyring being linked to.
>>>>> + * @type: The type of key being added.
>>>>> + * @payload: The payload of the new key.
>>>>> + * @trust_keyring: Unused.
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * Check if the new certificate is a CA. If it is a CA, then mark the new
>>>>> + * certificate as being ok to link.
>>>>
>>>> CA = root CA here, right?
>>>
>>> Yes, I’ll update the comment
>>
>> Updating the comment is not enough. There's an existing function named
>> "x509_check_for_self_signed()" which determines whether the certificate
>> is self-signed.
>
> Originally I tried using that function. However when the restrict link code is called,
> all the necessary x509 information is no longer available. The code in
> restrict_link_by_ca is basically doing the equivalent to x509_check_for_self_signed.
> After verifying the cert has the CA flag set, the call to public_key_verify_signature
> validates the cert is self signed.
>
Isn't x509_cert_parse() being called as part of parsing the certificate?
If so, it seems to check for a self-signed certificate every time. You
could add something like the following to x509_check_for_self_signed(cert):
pub->x509_self_signed = cert->self_signed = true;

This could then reduce the function in 3/4 to something like:

return payload->data[asym_crypto]->x509_self_signed;


Stefan

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