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Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2019 01:01:36 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Riccardo Schirone <>
Subject: CVE-2019-13164 Qemu: qemu-bridge-helper ACL bypassed with long
 interface names


It was discovered that the Access Control List (ACL) implemented by 
qemu-bridge-helper program could be bypassed in particular case when the 
bridge interface names are as long as IFNAMSIZ-1, ie 15 characters. If the ACL 
specified in the /etc/qemu/bridge.conf file denies access to a bridge 
interface with name IFNAMSIZ-1 bytes long, but it allows all other interfaces. 
It is possible for a local attacker to use qemu-bridge-helper to create a tap 
device and attach it to a denied bridge interface, thus bypassing the ACL. 
This could be used by the attacker to get access to confidential data 
transmitted on the bridge.

Upstream patch:

This issue was discovered by Riccardo Schirone of Red Hat Inc.

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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