[03/12] Secure boot: Add a dummy kernel parameter that will switch on Secure Boot mode

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Matthew Garrett March 18, 2013, 9:32 p.m.
From: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com>

This forcibly drops CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL from both cap_permitted and cap_bset
in the init_cred struct, which everything else inherits from.  This works on
any machine and can be used to develop even if the box doesn't have UEFI.

Signed-off-by: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com>
 Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt |  7 +++++++
 kernel/cred.c                       | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 24 insertions(+)


diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 4609e81..7c0b137 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -2683,6 +2683,13 @@  bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
 			Note: increases power consumption, thus should only be
 			enabled if running jitter sensitive (HPC/RT) workloads.
+	secureboot_enable=
+			[KNL] Enables an emulated UEFI Secure Boot mode.  This
+			locks down various aspects of the kernel guarded by the
+			CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL capability.  This includes things
+			like /dev/mem, IO port access, and other areas.  It can
+			be used on non-UEFI machines for testing purposes.
 	security=	[SECURITY] Choose a security module to enable at boot.
 			If this boot parameter is not specified, only the first
 			security module asking for security registration will be
diff --git a/kernel/cred.c b/kernel/cred.c
index e0573a4..c3f4e3e 100644
--- a/kernel/cred.c
+++ b/kernel/cred.c
@@ -565,6 +565,23 @@  void __init cred_init(void)
+void __init secureboot_enable()
+	pr_info("Secure boot enabled\n");
+	cap_lower((&init_cred)->cap_bset, CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL);
+	cap_lower((&init_cred)->cap_permitted, CAP_COMPROMISE_KERNEL);
+/* Dummy Secure Boot enable option to fake out UEFI SB=1 */
+static int __init secureboot_enable_opt(char *str)
+	int sb_enable = !!simple_strtol(str, NULL, 0);
+	if (sb_enable)
+		secureboot_enable();
+	return 1;
+__setup("secureboot_enable=", secureboot_enable_opt);
  * prepare_kernel_cred - Prepare a set of credentials for a kernel service
  * @daemon: A userspace daemon to be used as a reference