[PATCH] x86/ima: require signed kernel modules

Luis Chamberlain mcgrof at kernel.org
Tue Feb 5 21:13:37 UTC 2019

On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 07:24:39AM -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-02-04 at 14:30 -0800, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 05:05:10PM -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2019-02-04 at 12:38 -0800, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> > > I don't see a need for an additional LSM just for verifying kernel
> > > module signatures.
> > 
> > But it is one, module signing was just spawned pre the boom of LSMs.
> > 
> > I do believe that treating the code as such would help with its reading
> > and long term maintenance.
> > 
> > Anyway, I had to try to convince you.
> Perhaps, after IMA supports appended signatures (for kernel modules),
> I could see making the existing kernel module appended signature
> verification an LSM.

I don't see why wait.

> For now, other than updating the comment, would you be willing to add
> your Review/Ack to this patch?

But I don't particularly like the changes, I still believe trying to
LSM'ify kernel module signing would be a better start to help with
long term maintenace on this code.

Also, do we have selftests implemented to ensure we don't regress with
your changes?


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