[PATCH 3.19.y-ckt 82/99] KVM: MTRR: remove MSR 0x2f8
kamal at canonical.com
Thu Jul 7 18:38:21 UTC 2016
3.19.8-ckt23 -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
From: Andy Honig <ahonig at google.com>
commit 9842df62004f366b9fed2423e24df10542ee0dc5 upstream.
MSR 0x2f8 accessed the 124th Variable Range MTRR ever since MTRR support
was introduced by 9ba075a664df ("KVM: MTRR support").
0x2f8 became harmful when 910a6aae4e2e ("KVM: MTRR: exactly define the
size of variable MTRRs") shrinked the array of VR MTRRs from 256 to 8,
which made access to index 124 out of bounds. The surrounding code only
WARNs in this situation, thus the guest gained a limited read/write
access to struct kvm_arch_vcpu.
0x2f8 is not a valid VR MTRR MSR, because KVM has/advertises only 16 VR
MTRR MSRs, 0x200-0x20f. Every VR MTRR is set up using two MSRs, 0x2f8
was treated as a PHYSBASE and 0x2f9 would be its PHYSMASK, but 0x2f9 was
not implemented in KVM, therefore 0x2f8 could never do anything useful
and getting rid of it is safe.
This fixes CVE-2016-3713.
Fixes: 910a6aae4e2e ("KVM: MTRR: exactly define the size of variable MTRRs")
Reported-by: David Matlack <dmatlack at google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andy Honig <ahonig at google.com>
Signed-off-by: Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
index 18bfb6c..59e8b79 100644
@@ -1742,8 +1742,6 @@ static bool msr_mtrr_valid(unsigned msr)
- case 0x2f8:
- return true;
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