[Spice-commits] data/org.spice-space.lowlevelusbaccess.policy

Hans de Goede jwrdegoede at kemper.freedesktop.org
Fri Dec 21 01:16:47 PST 2012

 data/org.spice-space.lowlevelusbaccess.policy |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

New commits:
commit 48b7acd5740a5524dd6d151d6bfc5978ae518c1e
Author: Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>
Date:   Thu Dec 20 21:52:17 2012 +0100

    acl-helper policykit policy: Allow redir by default for console users
    This makes usb-redir a lot more userfriendly to use. This  has been
    discussed with the security team and they are ok with it, rationale:
    Since we only set <allow_active> to yes, we only give raw usb access
    to users *physically present behind the machine*. This is ok since
    they already have full control over usb devices anyways, they can
    always just unplug the device and put it in a user controlled machine.
    This follows how we already grant a great deal of access to users
    *physically present behind the machine* including dangerous things like
    /dev/sg access for cd/dvd writers. And raw usb access to all devices which
    happen to have a userspace driver rather then an in kernel driver.
    Also the opening up is limited compared to the existing opening up of
    other devices listed above in that:
    1) It will only happen on machines which have spice-glib installed
    2) We are not opening up the device nodes rights automatically, as an udev rule
    would do. So there is no chance that any random app can start (accidentally)
    poking the devices.
    Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>

diff --git a/data/org.spice-space.lowlevelusbaccess.policy b/data/org.spice-space.lowlevelusbaccess.policy
index 170f5ff..535ee31 100644
--- a/data/org.spice-space.lowlevelusbaccess.policy
+++ b/data/org.spice-space.lowlevelusbaccess.policy
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
     <message>Privileges are required for low level USB device access (for usb device pass through).</message>
-      <allow_active>auth_admin_keep</allow_active>
+      <allow_active>yes</allow_active>

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