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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 7, 2022

Make FTAs secure - fix conman security gaps

FTAs include conman which can submit ad-hoc commands to other workstations with the sbd command under the scope allowed by the local security file. A compromised FTA may modify its own security file at will and submit any commands to other workstations. Additionally, the communication to the Workload Automation domain managers that relays these commands could be spoofed in the network without compromising an FTA.

We need the conman commands to transmit with the credentials under which the command is believed to be authorized and cryptographically signed by the user so that the message is irrefutable and can be confirmed by the WA infrastructure and the agent on which the command is to be executed. Or some similar technique that achieves the same goal of making the commands received verifiable.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 8, 2022

    The centralized security file does not prevent the network based spoofing of conman sbd commands. The premise still stands.

  • Admin
    Marco Cardelli
    Jul 8, 2022

    The solution to this problem is to implement the centralized security feature. This way it's not possible to modify the compromised FTA security file, and if this is attempted the FTA automatically will unlink. There should be no need for further improvement.