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Date:   Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:48:23 +0800
From:   Kairui Song <>
Cc:,,,,,,,,,,,,, Kairui Song <>
Subject: [RFC PATCH 1/2] integrity, KEYS: add a reference to platform keyring

Currently kexec_file_load will verify the kernel image being loaded
against .builtin_trusted_keys or .secondary_trusted_keys, but the
image could be signed with third part keys which will be provided by
platform or firmware and the keys won't be available in keyrings mentioned

After commit ea93102f3224 ('integrity: Define a trusted platform keyring')
a .platform keyring is introduced to store the keys provided by platform
or firmware. And with a few following commits, now keys required to verify
the image is being imported to .platform keyring, but currently, only
IMA-appraisal could use the keyring and verify the image.

This patch exposes the .platform and makes other components, like
kexec_file_load, could use this .platform keyring to verify the
kernel image.

Suggested-by: Mimi Zohar <>
Signed-off-by: Kairui Song <>
 certs/system_keyring.c        | 3 +++
 include/keys/system_keyring.h | 5 +++++
 security/integrity/digsig.c   | 4 ++++
 3 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/certs/system_keyring.c b/certs/system_keyring.c
index 81728717523d..a61b95390b80 100644
--- a/certs/system_keyring.c
+++ b/certs/system_keyring.c
@@ -24,6 +24,9 @@ static struct key *builtin_trusted_keys;
 static struct key *secondary_trusted_keys;
+struct key *platform_trusted_keys;
 extern __initconst const u8 system_certificate_list[];
 extern __initconst const unsigned long system_certificate_list_size;
diff --git a/include/keys/system_keyring.h b/include/keys/system_keyring.h
index 359c2f936004..9eaf01d01036 100644
--- a/include/keys/system_keyring.h
+++ b/include/keys/system_keyring.h
@@ -61,5 +61,10 @@ static inline struct key *get_ima_blacklist_keyring(void)
+extern struct key *platform_trusted_keys;
 #endif /* _KEYS_SYSTEM_KEYRING_H */
diff --git a/security/integrity/digsig.c b/security/integrity/digsig.c
index f45d6edecf99..26206240388d 100644
--- a/security/integrity/digsig.c
+++ b/security/integrity/digsig.c
@@ -89,6 +89,10 @@ static int __integrity_init_keyring(const unsigned int id, key_perm_t perm,
 		keyring[id] = NULL;
+		platform_trusted_keys = keyring[id];
+	}
 	return err;

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