Ack: Re: CVE-2012-0045

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at
Thu Mar 15 13:16:36 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:18:36PM +0100, Stefan Bader wrote:
> 32bit guests will crash (and 64bit guests may behave in a
> wrong way) for example by simply executing following
> nasm-demo-application:
> The reason seems a missing "invalid opcode"-trap (int6) for the
> syscall opcode "0f05", which is not available on Intel CPUs
> within non-longmodes, as also on some AMD CPUs within legacy-mode.
> (depending on CPU vendor, MSR_EFER and cpuid)
> Problem got introduced in 2.6.32 (so Hardy is not affected) and
> recently fixed in a 3.3-rc.
> For Precise a simple cherry-pick of the two patches works. Previous
> releases require a increasing amount of tweaking. Following this
> email are the patches for Lucid till Precise.
> Since KVM virtualization is not an option for ARM and neither EC2,
> only the master branches should require this. If I did not forget
> something.
> Changes tested on 32bit hosts/32bit guest for all releases and
> additionally on a 64bit host/32bit+64bit guest for Lucid.
> -Stefan
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