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[Bug 1244627] Re: Please enable CONFIG_IMA in the ubuntu kernel


** Also affects: linux (Ubuntu Saucy)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu Saucy)
       Status: New => Triaged

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  Please enable CONFIG_IMA in the ubuntu kernel

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in “linux” source package in Saucy:
Status in “linux” source package in Trusty:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  I would be doubly happy if this also went into the raring backport

  I chatted with apw and kees on #ubuntu-kernel earlier in the week.
  From a security engineer on our team:

  so I was mistaken. if CONFIG_IMA=y, the default policy is NULL unless
  you boot with ima_tcb=on. without ima_tcb=y, nothing is measured,
  nothing is audited, no performance/memory hit is incurred.

  Same is true for CONFIG_IMA_APPRAISE, except with the
  ima_appraise_tcb=on commandline parameter. ima appraise gives us the
  ability to sign binaries at installation time and check the signature
  at runtime.

  So we are asking that you enable CONFIG_IMA, but to not enable it via
  the kernel command line options. IMA would boot with an empty policy
  and should incur no overhead. Enterprising folks who want to run IMA
  can enable it in grub at their option.


  and possibly:



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