[GIT PULL] Kernel lockdown for secure boot

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Wed Apr 4 09:04:40 UTC 2018

On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 12:19:35AM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 5:18 PM Andy Lutomirski <luto at kernel.org> wrote:
> > if your secure boot-enabled bootloader can't prevent a bad guy from
> > using malicious kernel command line parameters, then fix it.
> How is a bootloader supposed to know what the set of malicious kernel
> command line parameters is?

It wouldn't, it, if it really were "secure", would not allow any command
line parameters to be changed.  Which is exactly what those bootloaders
who "claim" to be secure do.

And, just to butt in here, there is no requirement that I have ever
heard of from anyone at UEFI or Microsoft that this type of "kernel
feature" is a requirement to allow for a bootloader/kernel to be signed
with their key.  So that should take the "politics" reason off the table
here, if people thought that somehow it was even a viable reason...


greg k-h
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-security-module" in
the body of a message to majordomo at vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

More information about the Linux-security-module-archive mailing list