Bug 1017689 - /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper permissions should be 4755
/usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper permissions should be 4755
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Rezanina
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Blocks: 884569
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Reported: 2013-10-10 06:46 EDT by Paolo Bonzini
Modified: 2014-06-17 23:39 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: qemu-kvm-1.5.3-17.el7
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 05:58:02 EDT
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Description Paolo Bonzini 2013-10-10 06:46:50 EDT
/usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper needs capabilities to set up a bridge.

Libvirt was changed in version 1.0.5 to not use the helper when running in system mode (commit 2d80fbb, qemu: launch bridge helper from libvirtd, 2013-04-20).  System mode is the only mode that matters for common criteria certifications.
Comment 2 Miroslav Rezanina 2013-11-07 10:55:47 EST
Fix included in qemu-kvm-1.5.3-17.el7
Comment 4 Qian Guo 2013-12-17 02:23:41 EST
Hi, Paolo

I checked with qemu-kvm-1.5.3-21.el7.x86_64 , that the qemu-bridge-helper's permission is 4755:
# stat /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper 
  File: ‘/usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper’
  Size: 15336     	Blocks: 32         IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: fd00h/64768d	Inode: 1403635     Links: 1
Access: (4755/-rwsr-xr-x)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Context: system_u:object_r:virt_bridgehelper_exec_t:s0
Access: 2013-12-17 03:43:49.840111230 +0800
Modify: 2013-12-03 13:40:16.000000000 +0800
Change: 2013-12-13 15:25:37.942931532 +0800
 Birth: -

But I found the permission of build before qemu-kvm-1.5.3-17.el7 (I used qemu-kvm-1.5.1-2.el7.x86_64) is 4755 too, so I am not sure if this bug is verified by this way.

(In reply to Paolo Bonzini from comment #0)
> /usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper needs capabilities to set up a bridge.
Test with both qemu-kvm build, since the permission is 4755 for both, I can boot guest using the tap that set up by the bridge-helper via unprivilege user:

1.Check the existing bridge:
$ brctl show
bridge name	bridge id		STP enabled	interfaces
switch		0080.24be0518809b	no		em1

2.Confirm the qemu-bridge-helper acl that permit the switch :
$ cat /etc/qemu-kvm/bridge.conf 
allow virbr0
allow switch

3.Launch qemu with network by this helper
$ /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -net bridge,br=switch -monitor stdio

qemu) info network
hub 0
 \ bridge.0: index=0,type=tap,helper=/usr/libexec/qemu-bridge-helper,br=switch

4.Check the interfaces 
$ brctl show
bridge name	bridge id		STP enabled	interfaces
switch		0080.24be0518809b	no		em1

Paolo, can we verify this bug according to above ?

Comment 5 Paolo Bonzini 2013-12-17 11:38:44 EST
Yes, thanks!
Comment 6 Qian Guo 2013-12-19 21:26:30 EST
According to comment #4 and comment #5 , this bug can be verified by qemu-kvm-1.5.3-21.el7.x86_64 .
Comment 8 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 05:58:02 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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