[RFC PATCH v6 0/1] Add dm verity root hash pkcs7 sig validation.

Milan Broz gmazyland at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 12:59:11 UTC 2019

On 12/07/2019 19:33, Jaskaran Singh Khurana wrote:
> Hello Milan,
>> Changes in v6:
>> Address comments from Milan Broz and Eric Biggers on v5.
>> -Keep the verification code under config DM_VERITY_VERIFY_ROOTHASH_SIG.
>> -Change the command line parameter to requires_signatures(bool) which will
>> force root hash to be signed and trusted if specified.
>> -Fix the signature not being present in verity_status. Merged the
>> https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgit.kernel.org%2Fpub%2Fscm%2Flinux%2Fkernel%2Fgit%2Fmbroz%2Flinux.git%2Fcommit%2F%3Fh%3Ddm-cryptsetup%26id%3Da26c10806f5257e255b6a436713127e762935ad3&data=02%7C01%7CJaskaran.Khurana%40microsoft.com%7C18f92445e46940aeebb008d6fe50c610%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636976020210890638&sdata=aY0V9%2FBz2RHryIvoftGKUGnyPp9Fsc1JY4FZbHfW4hg%3D&reserved=0
>> made by Milan Broz and tested it.
> Could you please provide feedback on this v6 version.


I am ok with the v6 patch; I think Mike will return to it in 5.4 reviews.

But the documentation is very brief. I spent quite a long time to configure the system properly.
I think you should add more description (at least to patch header) how to use this feature in combination with system keyring.

Do I understand correctly that these steps need to be done?

 - user configures a certificate and adds it in kernel builtin keyring (I used CONFIG_SYSTEM_TRUSTED_KEYS option).
 - the dm-verity device root hash is signed directly by a key of this cert
 - the signature is uploaded to the user keyring
 - reference to signature in keyring is added as an optional dm-verity table parameter root_hash_sig_key_desc
 - optionally, require_signatures dm-verity module is set to enforce signatures.

For reference, below is the bash script I used (with unpatched veritysetup to generate working DM table), is the expected workflow here?



# get unsigned device-mapper table using unpatched veritysetup
veritysetup open $DEV $NAME $DEV_HASH $ROOT_HASH
TABLE=$(dmsetup table $NAME)
veritysetup close $NAME

# Generate self-signed CA key, must be in .config as CONFIG_SYSTEM_TRUSTED_KEYS="path/ca.pem"
#openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout ca_key.pem -out ca.pem -nodes -days 365 -set_serial 01 -subj /CN=example.com

# sign root hash directly by CA cert
echo -n $ROOT_HASH | openssl smime -sign -nocerts -noattr -binary -inkey ca_key.pem -signer ca.pem -outform der -out $SIGN

# load signature to keyring
keyctl padd user $SIGN_NAME @u <$SIGN

# add device-mapper table, now with sighed root hash optional argument
dmsetup create -r $NAME --table "$TABLE 2 root_hash_sig_key_desc $SIGN_NAME"
dmsetup table $NAME

# cleanup
dmsetup remove $NAME
keyctl clear @u


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