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authorStephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de>2016-08-19 20:39:09 +0200
committerDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2017-04-04 22:33:38 +0100
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parentMerge branch 'keyctl-restrict' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/martineau/linux into keys-next (diff)
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KEYS: add SP800-56A KDF support for DH
SP800-56A defines the use of DH with key derivation function based on a counter. The input to the KDF is defined as (DH shared secret || other information). The value for the "other information" is to be provided by the caller. The KDF is implemented using the hash support from the kernel crypto API. The implementation uses the symmetric hash support as the input to the hash operation is usually very small. The caller is allowed to specify the hash name that he wants to use to derive the key material allowing the use of all supported hashes provided with the kernel crypto API. As the KDF implements the proper truncation of the DH shared secret to the requested size, this patch fills the caller buffer up to its size. The patch is tested with a new test added to the keyutils user space code which uses a CAVS test vector testing the compliance with SP800-56A. Signed-off-by: Stephan Mueller <smueller@chronox.de> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/security/keys.txt b/Documentation/security/keys.txt
index 5f554aab8751..cd5019934d7f 100644
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@@ -827,7 +827,7 @@ The keyctl syscall functions are:
long keyctl(KEYCTL_DH_COMPUTE, struct keyctl_dh_params *params,
char *buffer, size_t buflen,
- void *reserved);
+ struct keyctl_kdf_params *kdf);
The params struct contains serial numbers for three keys:
@@ -844,18 +844,36 @@ The keyctl syscall functions are:
public key. If the base is the remote public key, the result is
the shared secret.
- The reserved argument must be set to NULL.
+ If the parameter kdf is NULL, the following applies:
- The buffer length must be at least the length of the prime, or zero.
+ - The buffer length must be at least the length of the prime, or zero.
- If the buffer length is nonzero, the length of the result is
- returned when it is successfully calculated and copied in to the
- buffer. When the buffer length is zero, the minimum required
- buffer length is returned.
+ - If the buffer length is nonzero, the length of the result is
+ returned when it is successfully calculated and copied in to the
+ buffer. When the buffer length is zero, the minimum required
+ buffer length is returned.
+
+ The kdf parameter allows the caller to apply a key derivation function
+ (KDF) on the Diffie-Hellman computation where only the result
+ of the KDF is returned to the caller. The KDF is characterized with
+ struct keyctl_kdf_params as follows:
+
+ - char *hashname specifies the NUL terminated string identifying
+ the hash used from the kernel crypto API and applied for the KDF
+ operation. The KDF implemenation complies with SP800-56A as well
+ as with SP800-108 (the counter KDF).
+
+ - char *otherinfo specifies the OtherInfo data as documented in
+ SP800-56A section 5.8.1.2. The length of the buffer is given with
+ otherinfolen. The format of OtherInfo is defined by the caller.
+ The otherinfo pointer may be NULL if no OtherInfo shall be used.
This function will return error EOPNOTSUPP if the key type is not
supported, error ENOKEY if the key could not be found, or error
- EACCES if the key is not readable by the caller.
+ EACCES if the key is not readable by the caller. In addition, the
+ function will return EMSGSIZE when the parameter kdf is non-NULL
+ and either the buffer length or the OtherInfo length exceeds the
+ allowed length.
(*) Restrict keyring linkage