[PATCH v2] apparmor: avoid denials on libpmem initialization

Christian Ehrhardt christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com
Thu Apr 9 04:52:27 UTC 2020

With libpmem support compiled into qemu it will trigger the following
denials on every startup.
  apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" name="/"
  apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" name="/sys/bus/nd/devices/"

This is due to [1] that tries to auto-detect if the platform supports
auto flush for all region.

Once we know all the paths that are potentially needed if this feature
is really used we can add them conditionally in virt-aa-helper and labelling
calls in case </pmem> is enabled.

But until then the change here silences the denial warnings seen above.

[1]: https://github.com/pmem/pmdk/blob/master/src/libpmem2/auto_flush_linux.c#L131

Bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libvirt/+bug/1871354

Signed-off-by: Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com>
 src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu b/src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
index 80986aec61..1a4b226612 100644
--- a/src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
+++ b/src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
@@ -227,3 +227,8 @@
   # required for sasl GSSAPI plugin
   /etc/gss/mech.d/ r,
   /etc/gss/mech.d/* r,
+  # required by libpmem init to fts_open()/fts_read() the symlinks in
+  # /sys/bus/nd/devices
+  / r, # harmless on any lsb compliant system
+  /sys/bus/nd/devices/{,**/} r,

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