Source: libvirt
Version: CVE-2017-1000256/LSN-2017-0002: TLS certificate verification disabled 
for clients
Severity: important
Tags: security


The default_tls_x509_verify (and related) parameters in qemu.conf
control whether the TLS servers in QEMU request & verify
certificates from clients. This works as a simple access control
system for QEMU servers by requiring the CA to issue certs to
permitted clients. This use of client certificates is disabled by
default, since it requires extra work to issue client certificates.
Unfortunately the libvirt code was using these configuration
parameters when setting up both TLS clients and servers in QEMU. The
result was that TLS clients for character devices and disk devices
had verification turned off, meaning they would ignore any errors
while validating the server certificate.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 
'testing-debug'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'oldoldstable'), (500, 
'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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