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From: H. Peter Anvin <hpa <at> zytor.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: Lock down MSR writing in secure boot
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel.lsm
Date: Friday 8th February 2013 19:17:24 UTC (over 4 years ago)
We already have CAP_RAWIO for this in mainline; I am not sure if this
should be harder than that...

Kees Cook  wrote:

>Writing to MSRs should not be allowed unless CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL is
>set since it could lead to execution of arbitrary code in kernel mode.
>
>Signed-off-by: Kees Cook 
>---
>This would be used on top of Matthew Garrett's existing "Secure boot
>policy support" patch series.
>---
> arch/x86/kernel/msr.c |    7 +++++++
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
>
>diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/msr.c b/arch/x86/kernel/msr.c
>index 4929502..adaab3d 100644
>--- a/arch/x86/kernel/msr.c
>+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/msr.c
>@@ -103,6 +103,9 @@ static ssize_t msr_write(struct file *file, const
>char __user *buf,
> 	int err = 0;
> 	ssize_t bytes = 0;
> 
>+	if (!capable(CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL))
>+		return -EPERM;
>+
> 	if (count % 8)
> 		return -EINVAL;	/* Invalid chunk size */
> 
>@@ -150,6 +153,10 @@ static long msr_ioctl(struct file *file, unsigned
>int ioc, unsigned long arg)
> 			err = -EBADF;
> 			break;
> 		}
>+		if (!capable(CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL)) {
>+			err = -EPERM;
>+			break;
>+		}
> 		if (copy_from_user(®s, uregs, sizeof regs)) {
> 			err = -EFAULT;
> 			break;

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