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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/7] ATAPI CDROM passthrough v5

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/7] ATAPI CDROM passthrough v5
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:49:51 -0500
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Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
On 28.08.2009 22:21, Bique Alexandre wrote:
On Wednesday 12 August 2009 17:18:13 Ian Jackson wrote:
Also, I think Paul and I both requested that fw upgrade not be
disabled by default.
As previously discussed I think this is a mistake, but it's a decision
for qemu upstream to make so I have changed this.

Anyone up for writing a security advisory about this?\


If you do hardware passthrough, the guest can mess up the device. This is always going to be true and it's a security problem IMHO to make the user think anything other than that.


Anthony Liguori


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