[PATCH V37 09/29] kexec_file: Restrict at runtime if the kernel is locked down

Matthew Garrett matthewgarrett at google.com
Wed Jul 31 15:15:57 PDT 2019

From: Jiri Bohac <jbohac at suse.cz>

When KEXEC_SIG is not enabled, kernel should not load images through
kexec_file systemcall if the kernel is locked down.

[Modified by David Howells to fit with modifications to the previous patch
 and to return -EPERM if the kernel is locked down for consistency with
 other lockdowns. Modified by Matthew Garrett to remove the IMA
 integration, which will be replaced by integrating with the IMA
 architecture policy patches.]

Signed-off-by: Jiri Bohac <jbohac at suse.cz>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at google.com>
Reviewed-by: Jiri Bohac <jbohac at suse.cz>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
cc: kexec at lists.infradead.org
 kernel/kexec_file.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/kexec_file.c b/kernel/kexec_file.c
index 875482c34154..dd06f1070d66 100644
--- a/kernel/kexec_file.c
+++ b/kernel/kexec_file.c
@@ -228,7 +228,10 @@ kimage_file_prepare_segments(struct kimage *image, int kernel_fd, int initrd_fd,
 			goto out;
-		ret = 0;
+		ret = security_locked_down(LOCKDOWN_KEXEC);
+		if (ret)
+			goto out;
 		/* All other errors are fatal, including nomem, unparseable

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