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Re: [libvirt] [Patch v2 3/3] apparmor: QEMU bridge helper policy updates

Quoting Corey Bryant <coreyb linux vnet ibm com>:

On 07/26/2012 10:30 AM, rmarwah linux vnet ibm com wrote:

Quoting Jamie Strandboge <jamie canonical com>:

On Mon, 2012-07-09 at 10:22 -0400, rmarwah linux vnet ibm com wrote:
Quoting Jamie Strandboge <jamie canonical com>:

On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 12:05 -0400, rmarwah linux vnet ibm com wrote:
Quoting Jamie Strandboge <jamie canonical com>:

> On Fri, 2012-06-29 at 14:08 -0400, rmarwah linux vnet ibm com
>> From: Richa Marwaha <rmarwah linux vnet ibm com>
>> This patch provides AppArmor policy updates for the QEMU bridge
>> The QEMU bridge helper is a SUID executable exec'd by QEMU that
>> capabilities to CAP_NET_ADMIN and adds a tap device to a
network bridge.
>> Signed-off-by: Richa Marwaha <rmarwah linux vnet ibm com>
>> Signed-off-by: Corey Bryant<coreyb linux vnet ibm com>
>> ---
>>  examples/apparmor/libvirt-qemu |   21 ++++++++++++++++++++-
>>  1 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/examples/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
>> index 10cdd36..766a334 100644
>> --- a/examples/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
>> +++ b/examples/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
>> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
>> -# Last Modified: Mon Apr  5 15:11:27 2010
>> +# Last Modified: Fri Mar 9 14:43:22 2012
>>    #include <abstractions/base>
>>    #include <abstractions/consoles>
>> @@ -108,3 +108,22 @@
>>    /bin/dash rmix,
>>    /bin/dd rmix,
>>    /bin/cat rmix,
>> +
>> +  /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper Cx,
>> +  # child profile for bridge helper process
>> +  profile /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper {
>> +   #include <abstractions/base>
>> +
>> +   capability setuid,
>> +   capability setgid,
>> +   capability setpcap,
>> +   capability net_admin,
>> +
>> +   network inet stream,
>> +
>> +   /dev/net/tun rw,
>> +   /etc/qemu/** r,
>> +   owner @{PROC}/*/status r,
>> +
>> +   /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper rmix,
>> +  }
> Looking at the child profile itself, this seems fine.
> However, the Cx transition makes it so that all libvirt-managed
> processes are allowed to execute this setuid helper and I wonder
if that
> is too much? Ie, a guest running under libvirt's NAT wouldn't need
> access to this helper at all. I wonder if it would be better to
> virt-aa-helper to add this transition and child profile instead
> child profile could theoretically still be in
apparmor/libvirt-qemu, but
> this is a bit messy)? Can we determine from the domain XML the
> circumstances when /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper will be used?
If so,
> virt-aa-helper could add the access only then. As a side-benefit,
> handling this in virt-aa-helper allows us at compile-time to
adjust the
> path to qemu-bridge-helper to use the configured path to the
binary (ie,
> some distros may not use /usr/libexec).

Thanks a lot reviewing the apparmor patch. We cannot detemine from
domain XML whether /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper will be used or
because we cannot determine whether we are running as privileged user
or not.
Hmmm, that's too bad.

 Is there a way we can specify the configured path to the
binary in the current policy we have?

Not in a convenient way, no. The policy is intended as example policy
anyway, and distributions are expected to modify this, so I don't
this alone is a blocker.

Right now the only way we can think of is that whenever in domain XML
we see interface=bridge
we set the policy for the qemu-bridge-helper even though we don't know
if the qemu-bridge-helper
is going to be used or not.

Ah, well, that would at least be somewhat better and IMHO, worthwhile.

Hi Jamie
I started testing out the policy generation with the approach that if it
checks inteface=bridge then only we generate
the qemu-bridge-helper policies. I found 2 issues while trying to do that
1) There are a lot of ways to start bridge helper and the way libvirt is
starting it is using -netdev bridge br=br0 and the executable
is started by the qemu and not libvirt. So the way I can think of
changing the path at compile time is to search for the executable in
/usr/. Not being a big fan of this approach for searching the executable.

Can you add a new tag to the domain XML that allows specification of the helper executable path? For example, adding <helper>:

<interface type='bridge'>
      <source bridge='br0'/>
      <helper='/usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper' />

That would translate to something like:

qemu-kvm -netdev bridge,helper=/usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper,br=br0,id=xyz -device ...

Corey I can add the tag but the domain xml gets the information from the installation of the guest (correct me if I am wrong in this thought).

I did think of adding a new member in the bridge definition currently it has 3 members brname, ipaddr and virtPortProfile. But I would still have to do the search for the qemu-bridge-helper.



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