[LinuxBIOS] C3 Lightning Talk abstract

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Thu Dec 7 13:48:08 CET 2006

* Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [061207 13:19]:
> > Have BIOS check payload you mean? Or have payload check rootfs? I
> > guess they blend into one.
> Both. But the BIOS checking the payload is IMO key to a secure boot
> (if you don't trust the payload, you can't trust any assessment of
> rootfs security by the payload).
But: If you can't "trust" the payload, how can you trust the other 64k
of LinuxBIOS in the flash?

> >> * Automatic authenticated BIOS updates
> > 
> > Are the details ironed out yet? Is userspace still involved?
> A paper was due a few weeks ago, but nothing has surfaced yet.
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