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From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
To: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org,
	linux-sgx@vger.kernel.org
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, sean.j.christopherson@intel.com,
	nhorman@redhat.com, npmccallum@redhat.com, serge.ayoun@intel.com,
	shay.katz-zamir@intel.com, haitao.huang@intel.com,
	andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com, tglx@linutronix.de,
	kai.svahn@intel.com, bp@alien8.de, josh@joshtriplett.org,
	luto@kernel.org, kai.huang@intel.com, rientjes@google.com,
	cedric.xing@intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v22 00/24] Intel SGX foundations
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:38:18 -0700
Message-ID: <eed916f3-73e1-2695-4cd1-0b252ac9b553@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190903142655.21943-1-jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>

On 9/3/19 7:26 AM, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> Not having LSM hooks does not cause any risk to other parts of the
> kernel as the device can still be controlled by using DAC permissions.
> The hooks just provide more granularity than DAC in access decisions.

Could we translate the security-speak to english, please? :)

Is this it:

	LSMs can (try to) enforce things like "all executable code must
	be verified".  The implementation in these patches has the
	potential to subvert policies like that since it has its own
	unique mechanisms for loading and mapping executable code.  This
	will be fixed by future LSM enhancements on top of this set.
	For now, permissions on the SGX device file should be used to
	prevent untrusted users from using SGX to subvert LSM policies.

?

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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-03 14:26 Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 01/24] x86/cpufeatures: x86/msr: Add Intel SGX hardware bits Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 02/24] x86/cpufeatures: x86/msr: Intel SGX Launch Control " Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 03/24] x86/mm: x86/sgx: Signal SIGSEGV with PF_SGX Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 04/24] x86/cpu/intel: Detect SGX supprt Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 05/24] x86/sgx: Add ENCLS architectural error codes Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 06/24] x86/sgx: Add SGX microarchitectural data structures Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 07/24] x86/sgx: Add wrappers for ENCLS leaf functions Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 08/24] x86/sgx: Enumerate and track EPC sections Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 09/24] x86/sgx: Add functions to allocate and free EPC pages Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 10/24] x86/sgx: Add sgx_einit() for wrapping ENCLS[EINIT] Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 11/24] mm: Introduce vm_ops->may_mprotect() Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 12/24] x86/sgx: Linux Enclave Driver Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 13/24] x86/sgx: Add provisioning Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 14/24] x86/sgx: Add a page reclaimer Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 15/24] x86/sgx: ptrace() support for the SGX driver Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 16/24] x86/vdso: Add support for exception fixup in vDSO functions Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 17/24] x86/fault: Add helper function to sanitize error code Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 18/24] x86/traps: Attempt to fixup exceptions in vDSO before signaling Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 19/24] x86/vdso: Add __vdso_sgx_enter_enclave() to wrap SGX enclave transitions Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 20/24] selftests/x86: Add a selftest for SGX Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 21/24] selftests/x86: Recurse into subdirectories Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 22/24] x86/sgx: Update MAINTAINERS Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 23/24] docs: x86/sgx: Document microarchitecture Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-03 14:26 ` [PATCH v22 24/24] docs: x86/sgx: Document kernel internals Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-13 20:38 ` Dave Hansen [this message]
2019-09-14 13:41   ` [PATCH v22 00/24] Intel SGX foundations Jarkko Sakkinen
2019-09-14 15:32     ` Dave Hansen
2019-09-16  5:23       ` Jarkko Sakkinen

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