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Date:	Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:50:10 -0400
From:	Mimi Zohar <>
To:	James Morris <>
Cc:	Kees Cook <>,
	LKML <>,
	Ming Lei <>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	James Morris <>,
	David Howells <>,
	"" <>,
	linux-security-module <>,,
	linux-wireless <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/7] firmware_class: perform new LSM checks

On Mon, 2014-07-21 at 09:43 +1000, James Morris wrote: 
> On Sat, 19 Jul 2014, Kees Cook wrote:
> [...]
> > With the patch series, the LSM hook sees the userspace-touching loads:
> > - from kernel built-in: no LSM hook (nonsense to check the static list)
> > - direct from filesystem: called with file struct
> > - via uevent /sys "loading"/"data" interface: called with NULL file struct
> > - via uevent /sys "fd" interface: called with file struct
> Thanks for the overview.  Can we get this documented in the LSM code?
> > The reason the "fd" interface was added was because otherwise there's
> > no way for systems that use the uevent handler to communicate to the
> > kernel where the bytes being shoved into the "data" interface are
> > coming from.
> Ok.
> I gather folks have also thought about signing firmware?

>From an IMA perspective, this would be the same as for any other file,
just a new hook.


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