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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] binfmt_elf: Verify signature of signed elf binary
On 01/20/2013 08:55 AM, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-01-20 at 08:17 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> You then get into issues like: do we have to ban prelink as a result?
> Once you change a file, the original signature shouldn't match. If you
> really trust prelink, then make prelink a trusted application that can
> resign the modified file. How to create/store/use private keys on the
> target system is a separate issue.

That is true in a particularly brittle sense of the word, but it would
also be possible for the signature system to explicitly recognize the
transformation performed by prelink -- and no other -- before
verification. That being said, that may be quite complex.


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