Re: [PATCH 0/6] MODSIGN: Kernel module signing

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 15:16:47 EST


> > well, the situation for external modules is no worse than usual.
> > They still work, they just aren't signed. Which from a distributor point
> > of view, is actually a nice thing, as they stick out like a sore thumb
> > in oops reports with (U) markers :)
> I agree, that's really what should happen. We solve this by marking modules as
> supported, partner supported, or unsupported, but in an "insecure" way, so
> partners and users could try to fake the support status of a module and/or
> remove status flags from Oopses, and cryptography wouldn't save us. We could
> try to sign Oopses which I guess you guys are doing. This whole issue hasn't

I do not think any ammount of crypto can determine that I loaded
unsupported module, then edited oops. (TPM hw module may be able to do that, not

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