[pve-devel] KVM Security

Alexandre DERUMIER aderumier at odiso.com
Tue Apr 22 17:42:19 CEST 2014

I think that direct access to /dev/... don't work, maybe also usb/pci passthrough

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De: "Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com> 
À: "Eric Blevins" <ericlb100 at gmail.com>, pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com 
Envoyé: Mardi 22 Avril 2014 16:50:43 
Objet: Re: [pve-devel] KVM Security 

> 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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