Linux Kernels

PKCS#7: fix certificate blacklisting

This change “PKCS#7: fix certificate blacklisting” (commit 29f4a67) in Linux kernel is authored by Eric Biggers <ebiggers [at] google.com> on Thu Feb 22 14:38:33 2018 +0000.

Description of "PKCS#7: fix certificate blacklisting"

The change “PKCS#7: fix certificate blacklisting” introduces changes as follows.

PKCS#7: fix certificate blacklisting

If there is a blacklisted certificate in a SignerInfo's certificate
chain, then pkcs7_verify_sig_chain() sets sinfo->blacklisted and returns
0.  But, pkcs7_verify() fails to handle this case appropriately, as it
actually continues on to the line 'actual_ret = 0;', indicating that the
SignerInfo has passed verification.  Consequently, PKCS#7 signature
verification ignores the certificate blacklist.

Fix this by not considering blacklisted SignerInfos to have passed
verification.

Also fix the function comment with regards to when 0 is returned.

Fixes: 03bb79315ddc ("PKCS#7: Handle blacklisted certificates")
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # v4.12+
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>

Linux kernel releases containing commit 29f4a67

The Linux kernel releases containing this commit are as follows.

Linux kernel code changes from "PKCS#7: fix certificate blacklisting"

There are 10 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_verify.c | 10 ++++++----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
 
diff --git a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_verify.c b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_verify.c
index 2f6a768b91d7..97c77f66b20d 100644
--- a/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_verify.c
+++ b/crypto/asymmetric_keys/pkcs7_verify.c
@@ -366,8 +366,7 @@ static int pkcs7_verify_one(struct pkcs7_message *pkcs7,
  *
  *  (*) -EBADMSG if some part of the message was invalid, or:
  *
- *  (*) 0 if no signature chains were found to be blacklisted or to contain
- *	unsupported crypto, or:
+ *  (*) 0 if a signature chain passed verification, or:
  *
  *  (*) -EKEYREJECTED if a blacklisted key was encountered, or:
  *
@@ -423,8 +422,11 @@ int pkcs7_verify(struct pkcs7_message *pkcs7,
 
 	for (sinfo = pkcs7->signed_infos; sinfo; sinfo = sinfo->next) {
 		ret = pkcs7_verify_one(pkcs7, sinfo);
-		if (sinfo->blacklisted && actual_ret == -ENOPKG)
-			actual_ret = -EKEYREJECTED;
+		if (sinfo->blacklisted) {
+			if (actual_ret == -ENOPKG)
+				actual_ret = -EKEYREJECTED;
+			continue;
+		}
 		if (ret < 0) {
 			if (ret == -ENOPKG) {
 				sinfo->unsupported_crypto = true;

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 29f4a67 (patch).

Last modified: 2020/01/11 09:36