Bug ID: 1554021
Summary: Review Request: usbauth - USB firewall against BadUSB
Component: Package Review
QA Contact: extras...@fedoraproject.org
### usbauth ###
Description: It is a firewall against BadUSB attacks. A config file descibes in
which way USB interfaces would be accepted or denied.
To the kernel an interface authorization was developed with this firewall.
The firewall sets the authorization mask according to the rules.
I want to add the packages libusbauth-configparser, usbauth, usbauth-notifier
to Fedora. I need a review and a sponsor for packaging these packages.
The usbauth packages already part of openSUSE Tumbleweed, Debian Sid and Ubuntu
This work was initially created for SUSE in 2015. Part of it was the USB
interface authorization for the Linux kernel. It's contained in Linux since
kernel version 4.4.
There are the following packages libusbauth-configparser, usbauth,
GIT Repository: https://github.com/kochstefan/usbauth-all.git
NOTICE aboud usbguard and usbauth:
The usbguard project provides an USB firewall, too. It is already packaged
The usbguard development was supported by RedHat and usbauth was
supported by SUSE. Historical, usbguard was published while the working
on usbauth has already been started.
The main difference is that usbguard works with USB devices and usbauth works
with USB interfaces.
usbauth could allow/deny usb interfaces using the new usb interface
authorization mechanism that is part of linux 4.4 and above.
* allow a storage functionality of a USB device and deny USB Ethernet of
the same device
* allow audio/video functionality of an USB TV card and deny using the
remote control functionality
* allow USB printing/scanning and deny USB storage usage of a
multifunction printer (BTW: the interface mechanism supports denying
user space triggered actions (using USB claiming) like scanning)
usbguard could allow/deny USB devices using the usb device authorization
mechanism of the Linux kernel.
It allows to denying a whole device if one interface of it is considered
as bad (usbauth supports this, too)
usbguard allows creating actions that is not supported by usbauth.
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