[PATCH v4] certs: Add EFI_CERT_X509_GUID support for dbx entries

Eric Snowberg eric.snowberg at oracle.com
Fri Jan 15 23:01:00 UTC 2021

> On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 AM, James Bottomley <James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2020-09-15 at 20:49 -0400, Eric Snowberg wrote:
>> The Secure Boot Forbidden Signature Database, dbx, contains a list of
>> now revoked signatures and keys previously approved to boot with UEFI
>> Secure Boot enabled.  The dbx is capable of containing any number of
>> EFI_CERT_X509_GUID entries.
>> Currently when EFI_CERT_X509_GUID are contained in the dbx, the
>> entries are skipped.
>> Add support for EFI_CERT_X509_GUID dbx entries. When a
>> EFI_CERT_X509_GUID is found, it is added as an asymmetrical key to
>> the .blacklist keyring. Anytime the .platform keyring is used, the
>> keys in the .blacklist keyring are referenced, if a matching key is
>> found, the key will be rejected.
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Snowberg <eric.snowberg at oracle.com>
> If you're using shim, as most of our users are, you have no access to
> dbx to blacklist certificates.  Plus our security envelope includes the
> Mok variables, so you should also be paying attestion to MokListX (or
> it's RT equivalent: MokListXRT).
> If you add this to the patch, we get something that is mechanistically
> complete and which also allows users to add certs to their Mok
> blacklist.

That make sense. I’ll work on a patch to add this ability.

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