sig-list-to-certs - Man Page

tool for converting EFI signature lists back to openssl certificates


sig-list-to-certs <efi sig list file> <cert file base name>


Takes <efi sig list file> and converts it to a set of DER format openssl certificates in <cert file base name>.n (where n runs from 0 to the number of certificates in the file)


To see what certificates your UEFI system currently has, you can run the dmpstore command to print them to a file

dmpstore PK > PK.uc16

This file isn't readily readable on a standard unix system because it's in UC-16 format, so convert it to ordinary text

iconv -f utf-16 PK.uc16 > PK.txt

Now remove the header which says something like

Dump Variable pk
Variable NV+RT+BS 'Efi:PK' DataSize = 2DA

Leaving only the hex dump.  This can then be converted to an EFI signature list by xxd

xxd -r PK.txt > PK.esl

and you can now extract openssl readable certificates from this

sig-list-to-certs PK.esl PK

Which will print some information like

X509 Header sls=730, header=0, sig=686
file PK.0: Guid 77fa9abd-0359-4d32-4d60-28f4e78f784b
Written 686 bytes

And finally, you can see the certificate in text format

openssl x509 -text -inform DER -in PK.0

Assuming it's an X509 certificate


February 2021 Usage: ./sig-list-to-certs <efi sig list file> <cert file base name>