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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:59:35 -0600
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: qemu -runas does not clear
 supplementary groups

* [2011-07-12 20:48:59 +0400] Michael Tokarev wrote:

>There's a missing initgroups() call in qemu in the -runas
>argument handling.  Details are available on
>in short, -runas is supposed to reduce privileges to a
>bare minimum (after all initialization is completed),
>but the process still has all the supplementary groups
>which should be dropped too.
>Can a CVE id be assigned for this issue?

Sorry, we were contacted directly to provide a CVE name, and I'm not
sure if that was before or after you wrote this mail (probably after).
That bug has been updated with the assigned CVE name, CVE-2011-2527.

Thanks, sorry for missing this.

Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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