Using asymmetric key for IMA appraisal crashes the system in Ubuntu 16.04

Bug #1735977 reported by rppt
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Joseph Salisbury
Joseph Salisbury

Bug Description

== SRU Justification ==
The bug reporter was trying to enable IMA appraisal with signatures for executable
files on Xenial. However, when enabling IMA appriasl the system would crash
and generate a trace.

This bug is happening because the following commit was applied to Xenial in bug 1569924:
db6c43bd2132 ("crypto: KEYS: convert public key and digsig asym to the akcipher api")

However, the following commit is also required or this bug happens:
eb5798f2e28f ("integrity: convert digsig to akcipher api")

== Fix ==
commit eb5798f2e28f3b43091cecc71c84c3f6fb35c7de
Author: Tadeusz Struk <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Feb 2 10:08:58 2016 -0800

    integrity: convert digsig to akcipher api

== Regression Potential ==
The requested commit is requred to fix an existing regression caused by bug 1569924.

== Test Case ==
A test kernel was built with this patch and tested by the original bug reporter.
The bug reporter states the test kernel resolved the bug.

== Original Bug Description ==
I'm trying to enable IMA appraisal with signatures for executable files on xenial with Linux 4.4. I took the following steps:
* Downloaded ubuntu-xenial kernel sources
* Run fakeroot debian/rules editconfigs to set CONFIG_SYSTEM_TRUSTED_KEYS to my key
* Run fakeroot debian/rules binary-headers binary-generic binary-perarch to build the kernel deb packaes
* Installed the kernel
* Signed the filesystem with my key using 'evmctl sing'
* Enabled IMA policy so that it will include the following line
  appraise fowner=0 appraise_type=imasig
* From this point invocation of a signed binary cases a kernel BUG():

[ 1395.036910] kernel BUG at /home/rapoport/git/ubuntu-xenial/crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c:80!
[ 1395.038963] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 1395.039973] Modules linked in: isofs ppdev kvm_intel kvm irqbypass joydev input_leds serio_raw parport_pc parport ib_iser rdma_cm iw_cm ib_cm ib_sa ib_mad ib_core ib_addr iscsi_tcp libiscsi_tcp libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi autofs4 btrfs raid10 raid456 async_raid6_recov async_memcpy async_pq async_xor async_tx xor raid6_pq libcrc32c raid1 raid0 multipath linear crct10dif_pclmul crc32_pclmul ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel aes_x86_64 lrw gf128mul glue_helper ablk_helper psmouse cryptd floppy
[ 1395.050761] CPU: 6 PID: 31586 Comm: bash Not tainted 4.4.0-101-generic #124
[ 1395.051909] Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS Ubuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1 04/01/2014
[ 1395.053510] task: ffff8800bae9c600 ti: ffff88042c52c000 task.ti: ffff88042c52c000
[ 1395.054763] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff813bdb76>] [<ffffffff813bdb76>] public_key_verify_signature+0x46/0x50
[ 1395.056406] RSP: 0018:ffff88042c52fa98 EFLAGS: 00010246
[ 1395.057307] RAX: ffffffff813bdb80 RBX: 00000000fffffff4 RCX: 0000000000000001
[ 1395.058518] RDX: ffffffff81ea73c0 RSI: ffff88042c52fac8 RDI: ffff88042a107c10
[ 1395.059709] RBP: ffff88042c52faa0 R08: ffff88042a849100 R09: 0000000000000007
[ 1395.061109] R10: ffff88042a0f9d00 R11: ffff88042c52fb07 R12: 0000000000000080
[ 1395.062289] R13: ffff88042abd9a80 R14: 0000000000000014 R15: ffff88042a849ac4
[ 1395.063404] FS: 00007f5e21958700(0000) GS:ffff88043fd80000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
[ 1395.064771] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
[ 1395.065809] CR2: 00007f5e20f5c3cc CR3: 000000042cabc000 CR4: 00000000000406e0
[ 1395.067058] Stack:
[ 1395.067540] ffffffff813bdb95 ffff88042c52fab0 ffffffff813bdaec ffff88042c52fb38
[ 1395.068964] ffffffff813a759e ffff88042c52fac8 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
[ 1395.070417] ffff88042a849ac4 0000000002000114 ffff88042a849100 0000000000000000
[ 1395.071973] Call Trace:
[ 1395.072510] [<ffffffff813bdb95>] ? public_key_verify_signature_2+0x15/0x20
[ 1395.073605] [<ffffffff813bdaec>] verify_signature+0x3c/0x50
[ 1395.074526] [<ffffffff813a759e>] asymmetric_verify+0x17e/0x2a0
[ 1395.075475] [<ffffffff813a7380>] integrity_digsig_verify+0x70/0x110
[ 1395.076481] [<ffffffff813ab424>] ima_appraise_measurement+0x244/0x420
[ 1395.077518] [<ffffffff813a83fa>] process_measurement+0x3fa/0x480
[ 1395.078479] [<ffffffff813a8498>] ima_file_check+0x18/0x20
[ 1395.079381] [<ffffffff8121f0f3>] path_openat+0x1f3/0x1330
[ 1395.080274] [<ffffffff811ef49b>] ? __slab_free+0xcb/0x2c0
[ 1395.081165] [<ffffffff81221421>] do_filp_open+0x91/0x100
[ 1395.082050] [<ffffffff813933df>] ? apparmor_cred_prepare+0x2f/0x50
[ 1395.083046] [<ffffffff8134b483>] ? security_prepare_creds+0x43/0x60
[ 1395.084056] [<ffffffff81216148>] do_open_execat+0x78/0x1d0
[ 1395.084952] [<ffffffff812181b0>] do_execveat_common.isra.33+0x240/0x760
[ 1395.086016] [<ffffffff8121892a>] SyS_execve+0x3a/0x50
[ 1395.086877] [<ffffffff81844a95>] stub_execve+0x5/0x5
[ 1395.087711] [<ffffffff818447f2>] ? entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x16/0x71
[ 1395.088746] Code: 2a 0f b6 57 0c b8 bf ff ff ff 80 fa 01 77 14 48 8b 14 d5 b0 05 a5 81 48 85 d2 74 07 55 48 89 e5 ff d2 5d f3 c3 0f 0b 0f 0b 0f 0b <0f> 0b 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 66 66 66 66 90 55 48 8b bf a0 00
[ 1395.093215] RIP [<ffffffff813bdb76>] public_key_verify_signature+0x46/0x50
[ 1395.094322] RSP <ffff88042c52fa98>
[ 1395.095364] ---[ end trace 7ee330317745ad36 ]---

I did some checks and it appears that upstream commit db6c43bd2132 ("crypto: KEYS: convert public key and digsig asym to the akcipher api") has changed public keys APIs, but the IMA usage of that API was fixed only by commit eb5798f2e28f ("integrity: convert digsig to akcipher api")
 total 0
 crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 1 Dec 3 09:36 seq
 crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 33 Dec 3 09:36 timer
AplayDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.13
Architecture: amd64
ArecordDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer'] failed with exit code 1:
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
IwConfig: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Lsusb: Error: command ['lsusb'] failed with exit code 1:
MachineType: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
Package: linux (not installed)


ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-101-generic root=UUID=aef88a4e-dbea-4cc7-be8b-03cf8501cc8f ro console=tty1 console=ttyS0
ProcVersionSignature: User Name 4.4.0-101.124-generic 4.4.95
 linux-restricted-modules-4.4.0-101-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.4.0-101-generic N/A
 linux-firmware N/A
RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Tags: xenial uec-images
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-101-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lxd netdev plugdev sudo video
_MarkForUpload: True 04/01/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: SeaBIOS
dmi.bios.version: Ubuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: QEMU
dmi.chassis.version: pc-i440fx-xenial
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnSeaBIOS:bvrUbuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1:bd04/01/2014:svnQEMU:pnStandardPC(i440FX+PIIX,1996):pvrpc-i440fx-xenial:cvnQEMU:ct1:cvrpc-i440fx-xenial: Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
dmi.product.version: pc-i440fx-xenial
dmi.sys.vendor: QEMU

Revision history for this message
Ubuntu Kernel Bot (ubuntu-kernel-bot) wrote : Missing required logs.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1735977

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote : CurrentDmesg.txt

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected uec-images
description: updated
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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote : JournalErrors.txt

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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote : Lspci.txt

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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote : ProcCpuinfo.txt

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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote : ProcCpuinfoMinimal.txt

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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote : WifiSyslog.txt

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rppt (mike-rapoport)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: kernel-da-key
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Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

I created a Xenial source tree with a pick of commit:
eb5798f2e28f ("integrity: convert digsig to akcipher api")

The tree can be downloaded from:

Can you retry your steps with this tree and see if it resolves this bug? If it does, we can SRU that commit to Xenial.

Thanks in advance!

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rppt (mike-rapoport) wrote :

Yes, with cherry-picked commit eb5798f2e28f ("integrity: convert digsig to akcipher api") all works as expected.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury)
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Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :
description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-xenial' to 'verification-done-xenial'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-xenial' to 'verification-failed-xenial'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-xenial
rppt (mike-rapoport)
tags: added: verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed-xenial
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.4.0-119.143

linux (4.4.0-119.143) xenial; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.4.0-119.143 -proposed tracker (LP: #1760327)

  * Dell XPS 13 9360 bluetooth scan can not detect any device (LP: #1759821)
    - Revert "Bluetooth: btusb: fix QCA Rome suspend/resume"

linux (4.4.0-118.142) xenial; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.4.0-118.142 -proposed tracker (LP: #1759607)

  * Kernel panic with AWS 4.4.0-1053 / 4.4.0-1015 (Trusty) (LP: #1758869)
    - x86/microcode/AMD: Do not load when running on a hypervisor

  * CVE-2018-8043
    - net: phy: mdio-bcm-unimac: fix potential NULL dereference in

linux (4.4.0-117.141) xenial; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.4.0-117.141 -proposed tracker (LP: #1755208)

  * Xenial update to 4.4.114 stable release (LP: #1754592)
    - x86/asm/32: Make sync_core() handle missing CPUID on all 32-bit kernels
    - usbip: prevent vhci_hcd driver from leaking a socket pointer address
    - usbip: Fix implicit fallthrough warning
    - usbip: Fix potential format overflow in userspace tools
    - x86/microcode/intel: Fix BDW late-loading revision check
    - x86/retpoline: Fill RSB on context switch for affected CPUs
    - sched/deadline: Use the revised wakeup rule for suspending constrained dl
    - can: af_can: can_rcv(): replace WARN_ONCE by pr_warn_once
    - can: af_can: canfd_rcv(): replace WARN_ONCE by pr_warn_once
    - PM / sleep: declare __tracedata symbols as char[] rather than char
    - time: Avoid undefined behaviour in ktime_add_safe()
    - timers: Plug locking race vs. timer migration
    - Prevent timer value 0 for MWAITX
    - drivers: base: cacheinfo: fix x86 with CONFIG_OF enabled
    - drivers: base: cacheinfo: fix boot error message when acpi is enabled
    - PCI: layerscape: Add "fsl,ls2085a-pcie" compatible ID
    - PCI: layerscape: Fix MSG TLP drop setting
    - mmc: sdhci-of-esdhc: add/remove some quirks according to vendor version
    - fs/select: add vmalloc fallback for select(2)
    - hwpoison, memcg: forcibly uncharge LRU pages
    - cma: fix calculation of aligned offset
    - mm, page_alloc: fix potential false positive in __zone_watermark_ok
    - ipc: msg, make msgrcv work with LONG_MIN
    - x86/ioapic: Fix incorrect pointers in ioapic_setup_resources()
    - ACPI / processor: Avoid reserving IO regions too early
    - ACPI / scan: Prefer devices without _HID/_CID for _ADR matching
    - ACPICA: Namespace: fix operand cache leak
    - netfilter: x_tables: speed up jump target validation
    - netfilter: arp_tables: fix invoking 32bit "iptable -P INPUT ACCEPT" failed
      in 64bit kernel
    - netfilter: nf_dup_ipv6: set again FLOWI_FLAG_KNOWN_NH at flowi6_flags
    - netfilter: nf_ct_expect: remove the redundant slash when policy name is
    - netfilter: nfnetlink_queue: reject verdict request from different portid
    - netfilter: restart search if moved to other chain
    - netfilter: nf_conntrack_sip: extend request line validation
    - netfilter: use fwmark_reflect in nf_send_reset
    - ext2: Don't clear SGID when inheriting ACLs
    - reiserfs: fix race in prealloc discard
    - re...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Brad Figg (brad-figg)
tags: added: cscc
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