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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 11/11] add vtpm support to libxl

On Tue, 2012-10-02 at 15:31 +0100, Matthew Fioravante wrote:
> On 10/02/2012 09:44 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-10-01 at 19:40 +0100, Matthew Fioravante wrote:
> >
> >> Actually thinking about it more, uuids have to be attached to the
> >> driver. If 2 vtpms connect to the manager, one could send the uuid of
> >> the other and get access to someone elses secrets.
> >>
> >> TL;DR version
> >>
> >> uuids must remain part of the driver.
> > What stops the driver lying about the UUID in a similar way?
> The tpm backend driver (in the manager) will read the uuid from
> xenstore. So as long as we trust xenstore ( and the entities who created
> the entry, named libxl in dom0), we can trust the uuid and thus the
> identity of the vtpm connecting to us.

OK, why does that same argument not apply when the toolstack passes the
UUID to the manager domain instead?


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