This bug was erroneously marked for verification in bionic; verification is not required and verification-needed-bionic is being removed.
** Tags removed: verification-needed-bionic ** Tags added: kernel-fixup-verification-needed-bionic verification-done-bionic -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1798863 Title: 18.10 kernel does not appear to validate kernel module signatures correctly Status in linux package in Ubuntu: In Progress Status in shim package in Ubuntu: Invalid Status in linux source package in Cosmic: Fix Released Status in shim source package in Cosmic: Invalid Bug description: SRU Justification Impact: An bug in the secure boot lockdown patches in the 18.10 kernel causes the results of module signature verification to be ignored, allowing modules with no signature or an invalid signature to be loaded. A second bug results in the MOK not being trusted for signing modules, but this bug has been masked by the first bug. Fix: These bugs should be fixed together to avoid regressions in dkms module loading under secure boot. First, fix the latter bug by trusting keys in the kernel's secondary keyring for module signing. Then fix the former bug by removing code related to trusting IMA signatures for loading modules under kernel lockdown. Test Case: Confirm the following behavior under kernel lockdown: 1) Unsigned modules cannot be loaded. 2) Modules signed with an untrusted key cannot be loaded. 3) Modules signed with the kernel's ephemeral build-time key can be loaded. 4) Modules signed with a MOK which has been enrolled with shim can be loaded. I have tested to verify these conditions with the proposed fixes. Regression Potential: This restores the behavior from previous Ubuntu releases, so no regressions are expected wrt those releases. In some cases modules that were loading under lockdown might no longer load, but this is the intended behavior. --- On a system with Ubuntu 18.10, with secure boot enabled, and a key enrolled in the MOK database, I am observing the following peculiar behaviors: * Signature verification appears to be disabled, and cannot be enabled again. It appeared to be enabled previously, as loading of unsigned modules was failing, and `mokutil --enable-validation` runs without incident; however, upon the next boot when attempting to confirm the change, MokManager prints an error message "Unable to delete Secure Boot state" after completing the password challenge. * As a result of signature verification being disabled, modules signed with untrusted keys taint the kernel instead of failing to load outright. * Regardless of signature verification being enabled or not, it seems that the key enrolled in the MOK is not being used for validating kernel module signatures. Modules signed with the key still fail the signature verification test and taint the kernel, even though the key is visible in the output of `mokutil --list-enrolled`, and testing the key with `mokutil --test-key` shows that it's enrolled. Also, a message acknowledging the key appears in dmesg: Loaded UEFI:MokListRT cert 'nvidia-installer generated signing key: 90c957eb56dfb04d8734d54fb614ef5af6c69318' linked to secondary sys keyring * Also, somewhat strangely, in this state with module signature verification not being enforced, attempting to load a completely unsigned kernel module suceeds, and doesn't even log a kernel message about a missing/invalid signature, or taint the kernel. Apport report attached, which includes dmesg log showing the kernel acknowledging the key enrolled in the MOK database, and a signature verification failure and subsequent successful loading of a module signed with that key: [ 4.234093] Loaded UEFI:MokListRT cert 'nvidia-installer generated signing key: 90c957eb56dfb04d8734d54fb614ef5af6c69318' linked to secondary sys keyring ... [ 6.628452] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel ... [ 6.637252] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 238 [ 6.637507] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007) [ 6.637620] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: vgaarb: changed VGA decodes: olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=none [ 6.737216] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 410.66 Wed Oct 10 12:01:53 CDT 2018 (using threaded interrupts) This system dual-boots Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10: when booted into Ubuntu 18.04, signatures made with the same key are recognized as valid. Hence, I suspect that something changed in the Ubuntu 18.10 kernel which is causing signature verification to function in an unexpected way. --- ProblemType: Bug ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13 Architecture: amd64 AudioDevicesInUse: USER PID ACCESS COMMAND /dev/snd/controlC0: danix 1729 F.... pulseaudio DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10 InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-10-23 (0 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Release amd64 (20181017.3) NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia Package: linux (not installed) ProcEnviron: TERM=xterm-256color PATH=(custom, no user) XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set> LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.18.0-10-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-10.11-generic 4.18.12 RelatedPackageVersions: linux-restricted-modules-4.18.0-10-generic N/A linux-backports-modules-4.18.0-10-generic N/A linux-firmware 1.175 Tags: cosmic Uname: Linux 4.18.0-10-generic x86_64 UnreportableReason: This report is about a package that is not installed. UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo _MarkForUpload: False dmi.bios.date: 03/20/2018 dmi.bios.vendor: HP dmi.bios.version: P70 Ver. 01.18 dmi.board.name: 8270 dmi.board.vendor: HP dmi.board.version: KBC Version 46.67 dmi.chassis.type: 10 dmi.chassis.vendor: HP dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHP:bvrP70Ver.01.18:bd03/20/2018:svnHP:pn:pvr:rvnHP:rn8270:rvrKBCVersion46.67:cvnHP:ct10:cvr: dmi.product.family: 103C_5336AN HP ZBook dmi.sys.vendor: HP To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1798863/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp