[PATCH v3 03/11] evm: Refuse EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES only if an HMAC key is loaded
zohar at linux.ibm.com
Wed Dec 2 21:07:27 UTC 2020
On Wed, 2020-11-11 at 10:22 +0100, Roberto Sassu wrote:
> EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES is an EVM initialization flag that can be set to
> temporarily disable metadata verification until all xattrs/attrs necessary
> to verify an EVM portable signature are copied to the file. This flag is
> cleared when EVM is initialized with an HMAC key, to avoid that the HMAC is
> calculated on unverified xattrs/attrs.
> Currently EVM unnecessarily denies setting this flag if EVM is initialized
> with a public key, which is not a concern as it cannot be used to trust
> xattrs/attrs updates. This patch removes this limitation.
> Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org # 4.16.x
> Fixes: ae1ba1676b88e ("EVM: Allow userland to permit modification of EVM-protected metadata")
> Signed-off-by: Roberto Sassu <roberto.sassu at huawei.com>
> Documentation/ABI/testing/evm | 5 +++--
> security/integrity/evm/evm_secfs.c | 2 +-
> 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/evm b/Documentation/ABI/testing/evm
> index 3c477ba48a31..eb6d70fd6fa2 100644
> --- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/evm
> +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/evm
> @@ -49,8 +49,9 @@ Description:
> modification of EVM-protected metadata and
> disable all further modification of policy
> - Note that once a key has been loaded, it will no longer be
> - possible to enable metadata modification.
> + Note that once an HMAC key has been loaded, it will no longer
> + be possible to enable metadata modification and, if it is
> + already enabled, it will be disabled.
> Until key loading has been signaled EVM can not create
> or validate the 'security.evm' xattr, but returns
> diff --git a/security/integrity/evm/evm_secfs.c b/security/integrity/evm/evm_secfs.c
> index cfc3075769bb..92fe26ace797 100644
> --- a/security/integrity/evm/evm_secfs.c
> +++ b/security/integrity/evm/evm_secfs.c
> @@ -84,7 +84,7 @@ static ssize_t evm_write_key(struct file *file, const char __user *buf,
> * keys are loaded.
> if ((i & EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES) &&
> - ((evm_initialized & EVM_KEY_MASK) != 0) &&
> + ((evm_initialized & EVM_INIT_HMAC) != 0) &&
> !(evm_initialized & EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES))
> return -EPERM;
If an HMAC key is loaded EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES should already be
disabled. Testing EVM_ALLOW_METADATA_WRITES shouldn't be needed.
Please update the comment: "Don't allow a request to freshly enable
metadata writes if keys are loaded."
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