Linux Kernels

pkcs7: Set the module licence to prevent tainting

This change “pkcs7: Set the module licence to prevent tainting” (commit 1e684d3) in Linux kernel is authored by David Howells <dhowells [at]> on Wed Nov 15 16:38:45 2017 +0000.

Description of "pkcs7: Set the module licence to prevent tainting"

The change “pkcs7: Set the module licence to prevent tainting” introduces changes as follows.

pkcs7: Set the module licence to prevent tainting

Set the module licence to prevent the kernel from being tainted if loaded
as a module.

Reported-by: Randy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <>

Linux kernel releases containing commit 1e684d3

The Linux kernel releases containing this commit are as follows.

Linux kernel code changes from "pkcs7: Set the module licence to prevent tainting"

There are 9 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_key_type.c  | 1 +
 crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_parser.c    | 5 +++++
 crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c      | 2 ++
 crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c | 1 +
 4 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
diff --git a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_key_type.c b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_key_type.c
index 1063b644efcd..e284d9cb9237 100644
--- a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_key_type.c
+++ b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_key_type.c
@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("PKCS#7 testing key type");
+MODULE_AUTHOR("Red Hat, Inc.");
 static unsigned pkcs7_usage;
 module_param_named(usage, pkcs7_usage, uint, S_IWUSR | S_IRUGO);
diff --git a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_parser.c b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_parser.c
index d140d8bb2c96..c1ca1e86f5c4 100644
--- a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_parser.c
+++ b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_parser.c
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
 #define pr_fmt(fmt) "PKCS7: "fmt
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/export.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
 #include <linux/err.h>
@@ -19,6 +20,10 @@
 #include "pkcs7_parser.h"
 #include "pkcs7-asn1.h"
+MODULE_AUTHOR("Red Hat, Inc.");
 struct pkcs7_parse_context {
 	struct pkcs7_message	*msg;		/* Message being constructed */
 	struct pkcs7_signed_info *sinfo;	/* SignedInfo being constructed */
diff --git a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c
index d916235d6cf5..bc3035ef27a2 100644
--- a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c
+++ b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c
@@ -22,6 +22,8 @@
 #include <crypto/public_key.h>
 #include <crypto/akcipher.h>
+MODULE_DESCRIPTION("In-software asymmetric public-key subtype");
+MODULE_AUTHOR("Red Hat, Inc.");
diff --git a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c
index eea71dc9686c..c9013582c026 100644
--- a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c
+++ b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c
@@ -275,4 +275,5 @@ module_init(x509_key_init);
 MODULE_DESCRIPTION("X.509 certificate parser");
+MODULE_AUTHOR("Red Hat, Inc.");

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1e684d3 (patch).

Last modified: 2020/01/11 09:35