BIOS notification pop-up for missing CPU features (Security)

Registered by Kees Cook on 2009-11-09

This session will examine the best place to use a pop-up to alert an Ubuntu administrator that their system is not as secure as it could be, due to disabled CPU features in the BIOS. Current example implementations:
 * update-notifier http://people.canonical.com/~kees/nx-missing
 * helper script http://people.canonical.com/~kees/check-bios-nx

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Kees Cook
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Kees Cook
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-10.04-beta-2
Started by
Kees Cook on 2009-11-26
Completed by
Kees Cook on 2010-04-26

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Work items:
create tool to probe for missing NX feature: DONE
get design team's input on best way to inform the user: DONE
[kirkland] create tool to probe for missing VT feature: DONE
integrate tool into update-notifier motd: DONE

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Work Items