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+Digital Signature Verification API
+
+CONTENTS
+
+1. Introduction
+2. API
+3. User-space utilities
+
+
+1. Introduction
+
+Digital signature verification API provides a method to verify digital signature.
+Currently digital signatures are used by the IMA/EVM integrity protection subsystem.
+
+Digital signature verification is implemented using cut-down kernel port of
+GnuPG multi-precision integers (MPI) library. The kernel port provides
+memory allocation errors handling, has been refactored according to kernel
+coding style, and checkpatch.pl reported errors and warnings have been fixed.
+
+Public key and signature consist of header and MPIs.
+
+struct pubkey_hdr {
+ uint8_t version; /* key format version */
+ time_t timestamp; /* key made, always 0 for now */
+ uint8_t algo;
+ uint8_t nmpi;
+ char mpi[0];
+} __packed;
+
+struct signature_hdr {
+ uint8_t version; /* signature format version */
+ time_t timestamp; /* signature made */
+ uint8_t algo;
+ uint8_t hash;
+ uint8_t keyid[8];
+ uint8_t nmpi;
+ char mpi[0];
+} __packed;
+
+keyid equals to SHA1[12-19] over the total key content.
+Signature header is used as an input to generate a signature.
+Such approach insures that key or signature header could not be changed.
+It protects timestamp from been changed and can be used for rollback
+protection.
+
+2. API
+
+API currently includes only 1 function:
+
+ digsig_verify() - digital signature verification with public key
+
+
+/**
+ * digsig_verify() - digital signature verification with public key
+ * @keyring: keyring to search key in
+ * @sig: digital signature
+ * @sigen: length of the signature
+ * @data: data
+ * @datalen: length of the data
+ * @return: 0 on success, -EINVAL otherwise
+ *
+ * Verifies data integrity against digital signature.
+ * Currently only RSA is supported.
+ * Normally hash of the content is used as a data for this function.
+ *
+ */
+int digsig_verify(struct key *keyring, const char *sig, int siglen,
+ const char *data, int datalen);
+
+3. User-space utilities
+
+The signing and key management utilities evm-utils provide functionality
+to generate signatures, to load keys into the kernel keyring.
+Keys can be in PEM or converted to the kernel format.
+When the key is added to the kernel keyring, the keyid defines the name
+of the key: 5D2B05FC633EE3E8 in the example bellow.
+
+Here is example output of the keyctl utility.
+
+$ keyctl show
+Session Keyring
+ -3 --alswrv 0 0 keyring: _ses
+603976250 --alswrv 0 -1 \_ keyring: _uid.0
+817777377 --alswrv 0 0 \_ user: kmk
+891974900 --alswrv 0 0 \_ encrypted: evm-key
+170323636 --alswrv 0 0 \_ keyring: _module
+548221616 --alswrv 0 0 \_ keyring: _ima
+128198054 --alswrv 0 0 \_ keyring: _evm
+
+$ keyctl list 128198054
+1 key in keyring:
+620789745: --alswrv 0 0 user: 5D2B05FC633EE3E8
+
+
+Dmitry Kasatkin
+06.10.2011