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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] KEYS: CA link restriction
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On 3/8/22 07:45, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Mon, 2022-03-07 at 21:31 -0500, Stefan Berger wrote:
>>
>> 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;
>
> Agreed, as long as the other two criteria are also met: CA and keyUsage
> should be required and limited to keyCertSign.

right, it's not as easy as the return statement above...

>
> thanks,
>
> Mimi
>

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