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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 0/3] Use QCryptoSecret for block device passw

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH v3 0/3] Use QCryptoSecret for block device passwords
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:32:35 +0100
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On 19/01/2016 14:51, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> This series was previously posted:
>   v1: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-10/msg04365.html
>   v2: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-12/msg03809.html
> The RBD, Curl and iSCSI block device drivers all need the ability
> to accept a password to authenticate with the remote network storage
> server. Currently RBD and iSCSI both just take the password in clear
> text as part of the block parameters which is insecure (passwords are
> visible in the process listing), while Curl doesn't support auth at
> all.
> This series updates all three drivers so that they use the recently
> merged QCryptoSecret API for getting passwords. Each driver gains
> a 'passwordid' property that can be set to provide the ID of a
> QCryptoSecret object instance, which in turn provides the actual
> password data.
> This series is required in order to fix a long standing CVE security
> flaw in libvirt, whereby passwords are exposed in the command line
> arguments and so visible in process listing
> This series would benefit from the --object additions to qemu-img,
> qemu-io and qemu-nbd, but this is not a pre-requisite for its merge
> as it us still useful in the system emulator without that support:
>   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-01/msg03381.html
> Changed in v3:
>  - Rename 'passwordid' to 'password-id', 'proxypasswordid'
>    to 'proxy-password-id' and 'proxyusername' to 'proxy-username'
>    (Markus)
> Daniel P. Berrange (3):
>   rbd: add support for getting password from QCryptoSecret object
>   curl: add support for HTTP authentication parameters
>   iscsi: add support for getting CHAP password via QCryptoSecret API
>  block/curl.c  | 66 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  block/iscsi.c | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++-
>  block/rbd.c   | 47 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  3 files changed, 136 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Apologizing in advance for bikeshedding: what about using proxy-secret
and secret instead?  Traditionally the name of object options has
referred to the name of the class.


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