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[v3,0/3] certs: Prevent spurious errors on repeated blacklisting

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Series certs: Prevent spurious errors on repeated blacklisting | expand


Thomas Weißschuh Nov. 18, 2022, 4:03 a.m. UTC
When the blacklist keyring was changed to allow updates from the root
user it gained an ->update() function that disallows all updates.
When the a hash is blacklisted multiple times from the builtin or
firmware-provided blacklist this spams prominent logs during boot:

[    0.890814] blacklist: Problem blacklisting hash (-13)

This affects the firmware of various vendors. Reported have been at least:
* Samsung: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1436856/
* Acer: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2478840
* MSI: https://forum.archlabslinux.com/t/blacklist-problem-blacklisting-hash-13-errors-on-boot/6674/7
* Micro-Star: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=278860
* Lenovo: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/c8c65713-5cda-43ad-8018-20f2e32e4432@t-8ch.de/


v1: https://lore.kernel.org/all/20221104014704.3469-1-linux@weissschuh.net/
v1 -> v2:
 * Improve logging message to include the failed hash
 * Add key_create() function without update semantics
 * Use key_create() from mark_raw_hash_blacklisted() and log specific message
   on -EEXIST

v2: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20221109025019.1855-1-linux@weissschuh.net/
v2 -> v3:
 * Clarify commit titles and messages
 * Drop the change to BLACKLIST_KEY_PERM from patch 3, as it was an artifact
   of some obsolete version of the patch and not needed

Only the first patch has been marked for stable as otherwise the whole of
key_create() would need to be applied to stable.

Thomas Weißschuh (3):
  certs: log hash value on blacklist error
  KEYS: Add key_create()
  certs: don't try to update blacklist keys

 certs/blacklist.c   |  21 ++++---
 include/linux/key.h |   8 +++
 security/keys/key.c | 149 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 3 files changed, 132 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)

base-commit: 84368d882b9688bfac77ce48d33b1e20a4e4a787


Paul Menzel Dec. 12, 2022, 12:29 p.m. UTC | #1
Dear Thomas,

Am 18.11.22 um 05:03 schrieb Thomas Weißschuh:

> [    0.890814] blacklist: Problem blacklisting hash (-13)

After updating the UEFI firmware of the MSI B350M-MORTAR [1] from BIOS 
1.MV 06/23/2020 to BIOS 1.O6 07/13/2022 (7A37v1O6 (Beta version)), the 
same (uninformative) errors were logged by Linux. With your patches, the 
errors are gone.

Tested-by: Paul Menzel <pmenzel@molgen.mpg.de>

Kind regards,


[1]: https://de.msi.com/Motherboard/B350M-MORTAR/support