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Bug 592093 - Unauthenticated user can delete/create connection
Unauthenticated user can delete/create connection
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-13 16:08 EDT by Steve Grubb
Modified: 2010-05-13 17:36 EDT (History)
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Description Steve Grubb 2010-05-13 16:08:36 EDT
Description of problem:
If the user slides the authentication window out of the way, they can add or delete connections.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start virt-manager
2. Move authentication window out of the way
3. Right click on kvm connection and select delete
4. Click on the File | Add Connection menu item
5. Add a connection to a Xen system
Expected results:
Unauthenticated user should not be able to do anything.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2010-05-13 17:36:00 EDT
What is being authenticated is the actual libvirt communication channel, not virt-manager itself. You can cancel the polkit dialog and change virt-manager preferences at will, since they belong to the user running the app. Creating or deleting a connection just makes virt-manager forget about it, it doesn't have any effect on libvirt or vms.

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