[PATCH 3.12 104/206] KVM: x86: Improve thread safety in pit

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Tue Nov 18 2014 - 09:57:18 EST

From: Andy Honig <ahonig@xxxxxxxxxx>

3.12-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit 2febc839133280d5a5e8e1179c94ea674489dae2 upstream.

There's a race condition in the PIT emulation code in KVM. In
__kvm_migrate_pit_timer the pit_timer object is accessed without
synchronization. If the race condition occurs at the wrong time this
can crash the host kernel.

This fixes CVE-2014-3611.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Honig <ahonig@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c b/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
index 518d86471b76..298781d4cfb4 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/i8254.c
@@ -262,8 +262,10 @@ void __kvm_migrate_pit_timer(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)

timer = &pit->pit_state.timer;
+ mutex_lock(&pit->pit_state.lock);
if (hrtimer_cancel(timer))
hrtimer_start_expires(timer, HRTIMER_MODE_ABS);
+ mutex_unlock(&pit->pit_state.lock);

static void destroy_pit_timer(struct kvm_pit *pit)

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