[libvirt] Support for passing arbitrary qemu/kvm admin console commands?

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Jun 3 08:40:34 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 07:47:52PM -0500, Charles Duffy wrote:
> I'm looking at building a framework which makes use of KVM's 
> pseudo-migration support for snapshot management. To my knowledge, this 
> functionality is not presently available through libvirt.
> Is it possible to send arbitrary qemu/kvm admin console commands to a VM 
> started and controlled by libvirt, or does any requirement for 
> funtionality not presently exposed through libvirt conflict with its use?

Providing access to the monitor console is a huge security hole - the guest
admin would be able to access any file on the host. There was a previous
CVE issued for such a security flaw in Xen.

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