[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Prevent crash of libvirtd without guest agent configuration

Alex Jia ajia at redhat.com
Tue Jul 16 06:31:20 UTC 2013

If users haven't configured guest agent then qemuAgentCommand() will
dereference a NULL 'mon' pointer, which causes crash of libvirtd.

GDB backtrace:

(gdb) bt
#0  virNetServerFatalSignal (sig=11, siginfo=<value optimized out>, context=<value optimized out>) at rpc/virnetserver.c:326
#1  <signal handler called>
#2  qemuAgentCommand (mon=0x0, cmd=0x7f39300017b0, reply=0x7f394b090910, seconds=-2) at qemu/qemu_agent.c:975
#3  0x00007f39429507f6 in qemuAgentGetVCPUs (mon=0x0, info=0x7f394b0909b8) at qemu/qemu_agent.c:1475
#4  0x00007f39429d9857 in qemuDomainGetVcpusFlags (dom=<value optimized out>, flags=9) at qemu/qemu_driver.c:4849
#5  0x00007f3957dffd8d in virDomainGetVcpusFlags (domain=0x7f39300009c0, flags=8) at libvirt.c:9843

How to reproduce?

# To start a guest without guest agent configuration
# then run the following cmdline

# virsh vcpucount foobar --guest
error: End of file while reading data: Input/output error
error: One or more references were leaked after disconnect from the hypervisor
error: Failed to reconnect to the hypervisor

RHBZ: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=984821

Signed-off-by: Alex Jia <ajia at redhat.com>
 src/qemu/qemu_driver.c |   12 ++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c b/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
index 495867a..1448aa7 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
@@ -4122,6 +4122,12 @@ qemuDomainSetVcpusFlags(virDomainPtr dom, unsigned int nvcpus,
             goto endjob;
+        if (!priv->agent) {
+            virReportError(VIR_ERR_ARGUMENT_UNSUPPORTED, "%s",
+                           _("QEMU guest agent is not configured"));
+            goto cleanup;
+        }
         ncpuinfo = qemuAgentGetVCPUs(priv->agent, &cpuinfo);
@@ -4839,6 +4845,12 @@ qemuDomainGetVcpusFlags(virDomainPtr dom, unsigned int flags)
         if (qemuDomainObjBeginJob(driver, vm, QEMU_JOB_QUERY) < 0)
             goto cleanup;
+        if (!priv->agent) {
+            virReportError(VIR_ERR_ARGUMENT_UNSUPPORTED, "%s",
+                           _("QEMU guest agent is not configured"));
+            goto cleanup;
+        }
         if (!virDomainObjIsActive(vm)) {
             virReportError(VIR_ERR_OPERATION_INVALID, "%s",
                            _("domain is not running"));

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