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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 00:30:54 -0600
From: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
To: oss-security <>, 
	Ubuntu Kernel Team <>
Subject: lockdown bypass on ubuntu 18.04's 4.15 kernel for loading unsigned modules

Hey folks,

I noticed that Ubuntu 18.04's 4.15 kernels forgot to protect
efivar_ssdt with lockdown, making that a vector for disabling lockdown
on an efi secure boot machine. I wrote a little PoC exploit to
demonstrate these types of ACPI shenanigans:

The comment on the top has description of exploit strategy and such. I
haven't yet looked into other kernels and distros that might be
affected, though afaict, Canonical's kernel seems to deviate a lot
from upstream.


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