[PATCH] apparmor: qemu load old shared objects

Christian Ehrhardt christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com
Fri Mar 13 08:56:12 UTC 2020

On qemu upgrades the old .so files usually are replaced. But on the other
hand since a qemu process represents a guest instance it is usually kept

That makes late addition of dynamic features e.g. 'hot-attach of a ceph
disk' fail by trying to load a new version of e.f. block-rbd.so into an
old still running qemu binary.

Qemu adds a fallback to also load modules from a versioned directory in the
temporary /var/run path. That way qemu is providing a way for packaging
to store modules of an upgraded qemu package as needed until the next reboot.

This change is allowing the qemu process access to these paths.

This is a continuation of a discussion at KVM Forum 2019 eventually
becoming [1] and recently this change is queued to get into qemu properly [2].

[1]: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2019-11/msg00005.html
[2]: https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-03/msg03313.html

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..22415c9dfd 100644
--- a/src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
+++ b/src/security/apparmor/libvirt-qemu
@@ -164,6 +164,11 @@
   /usr/{lib,lib64}/qemu/*.so mr,
   /usr/lib/@{multiarch}/qemu/*.so mr,
+  # let qemu load old shared objects after upgrades (LP: #1847361)
+  /{var/,}run/qemu/*/*.so mr,
+  # but explicitly deny with auditing writing to these files
+  audit deny /{var/,}run/qemu/*/*.so w,
   # swtpm
   /{usr/,}bin/swtpm rmix,
   /usr/{lib,lib64}/libswtpm_libtpms.so mr,

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