[CVE-2015-7837][vivid, xenial] UBUNTU: SAUCE: (no-up) kexec/uefi: copy secure_boot flag in boot params across kexec reboot

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Sep 29 14:43:55 UTC 2016

From: Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com>

Kexec reboot in case secure boot being enabled does not keep the secure
boot mode in new kernel, so later one can load unsigned kernel via legacy
kexec_load.  In this state, the system is missing the protections provided
by secure boot. Adding a patch to fix this by retain the secure_boot flag
in original kernel.

secure_boot flag in boot_params is set in EFI stub, but kexec bypasses the
stub. Fixing this issue by copying secure_boot flag across kexec reboot.

Signed-off-by: Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com>
(cherry-picked from https://github.com/mjg59/linux/commit/4b2b64d5a6ebc84214755ebccd599baef7c1b798)
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 arch/x86/kernel/kexec-bzimage64.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/kexec-bzimage64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/kexec-bzimage64.c
index 0f8a6bbaaa44..e6ac33011068 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/kexec-bzimage64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/kexec-bzimage64.c
@@ -180,6 +180,7 @@ setup_efi_state(struct boot_params *params, unsigned long params_load_addr,
 	if (efi_enabled(EFI_OLD_MEMMAP))
 		return 0;
+	params->secure_boot = boot_params.secure_boot;
 	ei->efi_loader_signature = current_ei->efi_loader_signature;
 	ei->efi_systab = current_ei->efi_systab;
 	ei->efi_systab_hi = current_ei->efi_systab_hi;

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