[PATCH] apparmor: allow libvirtd to call virtiofsd

Kevin Locke kevin at kevinlocke.name
Mon Aug 24 12:03:34 UTC 2020

When using [virtiofs], libvirtd must launch [virtiofsd] to provide
filesystem access on the host.  When a guest is configured with
virtiofs, such as:

    <filesystem type='mount' accessmode='passthrough'>
      <driver type='virtiofs'/>
      <source dir='/path'/>
      <target dir='mount_tag'/>

Attempting to start the guest fails with:

    internal error: virtiofsd died unexpectedly

/var/log/libvirt/qemu/$name-fs0-virtiofsd.log contains:

    libvirt:  error : cannot execute binary /usr/lib/qemu/virtiofsd: Permission denied

dmesg contains:

    audit: type=1400 audit(1598229295.959:73): apparmor="DENIED" operation="exec" profile="libvirtd" name="/usr/lib/qemu/virtiofsd" pid=46007 comm="rpc-worker" requested_mask="x" denied_mask="x" fsuid=0 ouid=0

To avoid this, allow execution of virtiofsd from the libvirtd AppArmor

[virtiofs]: https://libvirt.org/kbase/virtiofs.html
[virtiofsd]: https://www.qemu.org/docs/master/interop/virtiofsd.html

Signed-off-by: Kevin Locke <kevin at kevinlocke.name>
 src/security/apparmor/usr.sbin.libvirtd.in | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/src/security/apparmor/usr.sbin.libvirtd.in b/src/security/apparmor/usr.sbin.libvirtd.in
index 4518e8f865..f2030764cd 100644
--- a/src/security/apparmor/usr.sbin.libvirtd.in
+++ b/src/security/apparmor/usr.sbin.libvirtd.in
@@ -89,6 +89,7 @@ profile libvirtd @sbindir@/libvirtd flags=(attach_disconnected) {
   /usr/lib/xen-*/bin/libxl-save-helper PUx,
   /usr/lib/xen-*/bin/pygrub PUx,
   /usr/{lib,lib64,lib/qemu,libexec}/vhost-user-gpu PUx,
+  /usr/{lib,lib64,lib/qemu,libexec}/virtiofsd PUx,
   # Required by nwfilter_ebiptables_driver.c:ebiptablesWriteToTempFile() to
   # read and run an ebtables script.

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