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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Security house-cleaning

From: Tim
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Security house-cleaning
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:37:40 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/

> One of the main pros of Qemu (among the others) it that it has been
> designed NOT to run SUID.
> The only piece of code that need root access is tuntap networking.
> This problem can be circunvented by:
> - using sudo for tuntap
> - using user net (a.k.a slirp)
> - using vde.

Other future considerations: 
- PCI Proxy support (if it is ever offically supported)
    How will the host OS allow access by QEMU guest in this case?
- Other bus (USB, firewire, etc) direct access to real hardware

Not trying to be alarmist.  Just being conservative with code


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