[tpmdd-devel] in-kernel user of ecdsa

Stephan Mueller smueller at chronox.de
Mon Mar 12 19:56:56 UTC 2018

Am Montag, 12. März 2018, 19:09:18 CET schrieb James Bottomley:

Hi James,

> On Mon, 2018-03-12 at 19:07 +0200, Tudor Ambarus wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Would you consider using ECDSA in the kernel module signing facility?
> > When compared with RSA, ECDSA has shorter keys, the key generation
> > process is faster, the sign operation is faster, but the verify
> > operation is slower than with RSA.
> You missed the keyrings list, which is where the module signing utility
> is discussed.
> First question is, have you actually tried?  It looks like sign-file
> doesn't do anything RSA specific so if you give it an EC X.509
> certificate it will produce an ECDSA signature.
> I think our kernel internal x509 parsers don't have the EC OIDs, so
> signature verification will fail; but, especially since we have the
> rest of the EC machinery in the crypto subsystem, that looks to be
> simply fixable.

ECDSA is not implemented currently in the kernel crypto API.
> James


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