[pve-devel] KVM Security

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue Apr 22 16:50:43 CEST 2014

> Why does Proxmox run KVM process as root?

Only for simplicity. It would need a careful audit to see what features are broken if we run as non-root.

> Running KVM as a non-root user would be much more secure, a flaw allowing
> code execution on the host would be limited by the user account.
> For added security running each KVM process as a unique user would prevent an
> exploit in one guest from accessing virtual disks of another guest provided
> proper permissions were also applied to the vm disk files/devices.

Would be great if somebody helps to analyze those issues in more detail.
Some volunteers here?

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