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Bug 592093 - Unauthenticated user can delete/create connection
Summary: Unauthenticated user can delete/create connection
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-13 20:08 UTC by Steve Grubb
Modified: 2010-05-13 21:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-13 21:36:00 UTC

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Description Steve Grubb 2010-05-13 20:08:36 UTC
Description of problem:
If the user slides the authentication window out of the way, they can add or delete connections.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start virt-manager
2. Move authentication window out of the way
3. Right click on kvm connection and select delete
4. Click on the File | Add Connection menu item
5. Add a connection to a Xen system
Expected results:
Unauthenticated user should not be able to do anything.

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2010-05-13 21:36:00 UTC
What is being authenticated is the actual libvirt communication channel, not virt-manager itself. You can cancel the polkit dialog and change virt-manager preferences at will, since they belong to the user running the app. Creating or deleting a connection just makes virt-manager forget about it, it doesn't have any effect on libvirt or vms.

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