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Tushar Sugandhi Aug. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. UTC
There are several kernel components that contain critical data which if
accidentally or maliciously altered, can compromise the security of the
kernel. Example of such components would include LSMs like SELinux, or
AppArmor; or device-mapper targets like dm-crypt, dm-verity etc.

Many of these components do not use the capabilities provided by kernel
integrity subsystem (IMA), and thus they don't use the benefits of
extended TPM PCR quotes and ultimately the benefits of remote attestation.

This series bridges this gap, so that potential kernel components that
contain data critical to the security of the kernel could take advantage
of IMA's measuring and quoting abilities - thus ultimately enabling
remote attestation for their specific data.

System administrators may want to pick and choose which kernel
components they would want to enable for measurements, quoting, and
remote attestation. To enable that, a new IMA policy is introduced.

And lastly, the functionality is exposed through a function
ima_measure_critical_data(). The functionality is generic enough to
measure the data of any kernel component at runtime.

This series is based on the following repo/branch:
 repo: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/zohar/linux-integrity.git
 branch: next-integrity

This series also has a dependency on the following patch series:

Tushar Sugandhi (3):
  IMA: generalize keyring specific measurement constructs
  IMA: add policy to support measuring critical data from kernel
  IMA: define IMA hook to measure critical data from kernel components

 Documentation/ABI/testing/ima_policy |   6 +-
 include/linux/ima.h                  |   9 ++
 security/integrity/ima/ima.h         |  12 +--
 security/integrity/ima/ima_api.c     |   8 +-
 security/integrity/ima/ima_main.c    |  46 +++++++---
 security/integrity/ima/ima_policy.c  | 120 ++++++++++++++++++++-------
 6 files changed, 147 insertions(+), 54 deletions(-)