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Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:36:19 +0100
From: Bastian Blank <>
Subject: CVE request: libvirt kvm-group writable storage


libvirtd in privileged (root) mode runs qemu/kvm guests with a different
user. It set owner/group of storage used by this guests to this user and
group. In Debian this is libvirt-qemu:kvm.

| brw-rw---T 1 libvirt-qemu kvm  254, 11 Feb 25 17:08 /dev/dm-11
| brw-rw---T 1 libvirt-qemu kvm  254, 12 Feb 25 17:50 /dev/dm-12

The kvm group is used for generic access control on /dev/kvm, so a lot
of users may have access to this group.

| crw-rw---T 1 root kvm 10, 232 Feb 25 18:04 kvm

This allows write access to unrelated users to this storage.

Affected is at least Debian Squeeze (0.8.3-5+squeeze2) and Debian
experimental (1.0.1-2). Reference is

Please assign a CVE.


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