[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] ACPI, UEFI, kernel security

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Jun 27 19:03:02 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 07:59:17PM +0100, James Bottomley wrote:

> Or did you mean citation of "Microsoft seems happy with it"?  I was just
> taking that from the fact that there's been no negative Redmond reaction
> to the publicly posted plans.

I don't think Microsoft have any reason to care about Linux distribution 
implementation details if they're not used to exploit other 
distributions or operating systems. However, the expectation is pretty 
clearly that kernels and drivers be signed. Failing to do that makes it 
trivial for someone to bypass any security built on top of secure boot.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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