File 890fc0f1-cve-2015-5313.patch of Package libvirt.11695

From 890fc0f1ffcc479b08b9fd01de31b62e3d9e7427 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Blake <>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 17:46:31 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] CVE-2015-5313: storage: don't allow '/' in filesystem volume

The libvirt file system storage driver determines what file to
act on by concatenating the pool location with the volume name.
If a user is able to pick names like "../../../etc/passwd", then
they can escape the bounds of the pool.  For that matter,
virStoragePoolListVolumes() doesn't descend into subdirectories,
so a user really shouldn't use a name with a slash.

Normally, only privileged users can coerce libvirt into creating
or opening existing files using the virStorageVol APIs; and such
users already have full privilege to create any domain XML (so it
is not an escalation of privilege).  But in the case of
fine-grained ACLs, it is feasible that a user can be granted
storage_vol:create but not domain:write, and it violates
assumptions if such a user can abuse libvirt to access files
outside of the storage pool.

Therefore, prevent all use of volume names that contain "/",
whether or not such a name is actually attempting to escape the

This changes things from:

$ virsh vol-create-as default ../../../../../../etc/haha --capacity 128
Vol ../../../../../../etc/haha created
$ rm /etc/haha


$ virsh vol-create-as default ../../../../../../etc/haha --capacity 128
error: Failed to create vol ../../../../../../etc/haha
error: Requested operation is not valid: volume name '../../../../../../etc/haha' cannot contain '/'

Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <>
(cherry picked from commit 034e47c338b13a95cf02106a3af912c1c5f818d7)
 src/storage/storage_backend_fs.c | 10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: libvirt-1.2.5/src/storage/storage_backend_fs.c
--- libvirt-1.2.5.orig/src/storage/storage_backend_fs.c
+++ libvirt-1.2.5/src/storage/storage_backend_fs.c
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
  * storage_backend_fs.c: storage backend for FS and directory handling
- * Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Red Hat, Inc.
+ * Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Red Hat, Inc.
  * Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Daniel P. Berrange
  * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
@@ -1005,6 +1005,14 @@ virStorageBackendFileSystemVolCreate(vir
     vol->type = VIR_STORAGE_VOL_FILE;
+    /* Volumes within a directory pools are not recursive; do not
+     * allow escape to ../ or a subdir */
+    if (strchr(vol->name, '/')) {
+        virReportError(VIR_ERR_OPERATION_INVALID,
+                       _("volume name '%s' cannot contain '/'"), vol->name);
+        return -1;
+    }
     if (virAsprintf(&vol->target.path, "%s/%s",