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authorFrediano Ziglio <frediano.ziglio@citrix.com>2013-01-16 12:00:55 +0000
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2013-01-21 11:45:25 -0800
commitdf1ffc8ee5cefbadd7477dda7ba0facafa3853a7 (patch)
tree36d5fac4aa7a325596b02ebee12a6318d9bb1254
parentffe288276822348a3717e11cee6646d856a409c4 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-df1ffc8ee5cefbadd7477dda7ba0facafa3853a7.tar.gz
xen: Fix stack corruption in xen_failsafe_callback for 32bit PVOPS guests.
commit 9174adbee4a9a49d0139f5d71969852b36720809 upstream. This fixes CVE-2013-0190 / XSA-40 There has been an error on the xen_failsafe_callback path for failed iret, which causes the stack pointer to be wrong when entering the iret_exc error path. This can result in the kernel crashing. In the classic kernel case, the relevant code looked a little like: popl %eax # Error code from hypervisor jz 5f addl $16,%esp jmp iret_exc # Hypervisor said iret fault 5: addl $16,%esp # Hypervisor said segment selector fault Here, there are two identical addls on either option of a branch which appears to have been optimised by hoisting it above the jz, and converting it to an lea, which leaves the flags register unaffected. In the PVOPS case, the code looks like: popl_cfi %eax # Error from the hypervisor lea 16(%esp),%esp # Add $16 before choosing fault path CFI_ADJUST_CFA_OFFSET -16 jz 5f addl $16,%esp # Incorrectly adjust %esp again jmp iret_exc It is possible unprivileged userspace applications to cause this behaviour, for example by loading an LDT code selector, then changing the code selector to be not-present. At this point, there is a race condition where it is possible for the hypervisor to return back to userspace from an interrupt, fault on its own iret, and inject a failsafe_callback into the kernel. This bug has been present since the introduction of Xen PVOPS support in commit 5ead97c84 (xen: Core Xen implementation), in 2.6.23. Signed-off-by: Frediano Ziglio <frediano.ziglio@citrix.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com> Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
-rw-r--r--arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S1
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
index 6d4f7ba227f6..2af4ccd88d16 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
@@ -1074,7 +1074,6 @@ ENTRY(xen_failsafe_callback)
lea 16(%esp),%esp
CFI_ADJUST_CFA_OFFSET -16
jz 5f
- addl $16,%esp
jmp iret_exc
5: pushl_cfi $-1 /* orig_ax = -1 => not a system call */
SAVE_ALL