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Re: [PATCH v9 0/4] delete created files when block_crypto_co_create_opts

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 0/4] delete created files when block_crypto_co_create_opts_luks fails
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 18:23:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.1 (2019-06-15)

Am 30.01.2020 um 22:39 hat Daniel Henrique Barboza geschrieben:
> The version 8 of this patch series got buried and it's now
> conflicting with master. Rebase and re-sending it.
> Also, I contemplated the idea of moving/copying the password
> verification in qcrypto_block_luks_create() all the way back to the
> start of block_crypto_co_create_opts_luks(), failing early before the
> bdrv_create_file(), avoiding the problem altogether without the
> need of a delete_file API I'm trying to push here (see patch 03
> commit message for detailed info about the bug).
> This idea was dropped after I saw that:
> - We would need to store the resulting password, now being retrieved
> early in block_crypto_co_create_opts_luks(), in a new
> QCryptoBlockCreateOptions string to be used inside
> qcrypto_block_luks_create() as intended. An alternative would be to
> call qcrypto_secret_lookup_as_utf8() twice, discarding the first
> string;
> - There are a lot of ways to fail in qcrypto_block_luks_create()
> other than a non-UTF8 password that would trigger the same problem.
> A more appropiate way of doing what I intended, instead of
> copying/hacking code around to fail before bdrv_create(), is some sort
> of bdrv_validate() API that would encapsulate everything that is
> related to user input validation for the security drivers. This
> API could then be called before the file creation (maybe inside
> bdrv_create itself) and fail early if needed. This is too overkill
> for what I'm trying to fix here, and I'm not sure if it would be
> a net gain compared to the delete_file API.
> All that said, I believe that this patch series presents a sane
> solution with the code we have ATM.
> changes in this version:
> - rebase with current master at 204aa60b37
> - previous version:
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2019-11/msg01551.html

Thanks, applied to the block branch.


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